Committed to the Arts in Detroit.
Joel Fluent Greene is a Detroit based Poet, Author and Event Curator. A Spirit Of Detroit Award winner, Joel was the long running host of Detroit’s iconic Cafe Mahogany poetry nights and has shared the stage with acts as diverse as The Roots, Pharrell, The Last Poets, Big Sean, Saul Williams, and The Detroit Red Wings. He has also acted as Master of Ceremony at events for Chrysler Corporation, 100 Black Men of America, Inside-Out Detroit and Music Hall Center. As former director of Music Hall Center’s Words and Rhythms of the D outreach program, he has held workshops and performances in over 50 schools in the Metro Detroit area. Author of four collections of poetry: WAXING/waning, Poems of Bungalow & Concrete, Somewhere In The Middle/ Love Poems, & Felt. A Collection of Personal Favorites, Joel is currently creative writing instructor at Mariner’s Inn, a shelter and treatment center located in Detroit.