Fred Joiner is a poet and artist living in Washington DC's Historic Anacostia. He grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey and attended college in Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Fred loves books of all kinds, including literary, cultural, historical and religious. His favorite music genres are jazz, hip hop, and soul. During the day, Fred masquerades as a successful systems administrator for a progressive IT consulting company.
The rest of the time, Fred indulges his real passions - poetry, photography, making mixed media collages, and studying the culture and history of the African Diaspora. He exhibits his own art work and frequently participates in readings of his poems.
Fred's work has been published in numerous places, including Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Fingernails Across the Chalkboard, his blog, and in his own forthcoming chapbook, tentatively titled Seekin'. He welcomes e-mail at fjoiner at verizon dot net. We are very honored that Fred has joined us here.
He also welcomes you to view entries in his historical blog archives here.