Fred Joiner is a poet/artist/curator living in Washington DC. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora, Gargoyle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas and in other publications. Fred has read his work throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area and in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is working on a long term multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange between Northern Irish artists (courtesy of Belfast Exposed Archives and Gallery) and Washington DC poets. He is a curator of literary and art-related events including the American Poetry Museum’s INTERSECTIONS Reading Series, Hillyer Artspace’s HOME Series, the Phillips Collection’s Voices Series and others. Joiner is also the literary editor the peer -reviewed scholarly hip-hop journal Words, Beats and Life and the Tidal Basin Review.