Background Information

Joe Davis is a nationally touring writer, speaker, and performing artist based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the frontman of emerging soul, funk, and spoken word ensemble, The Poetic Diaspora, and the co-founder and Artistic Director of H-Cubed: Harrison, Healing, and Harmony, a monthly event series centered on healing through the arts.  As a student and educator, he has served as teaching artist at dozens of high schools and universities, most recently the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary with an M.A. in Theology of the Arts.


Joe can be booked for performances, workshops, panels, or lectures. Including: spoken word poetry performance, live band, creative writing or performance workshop, dialogue facilitation, panel discussion, interactive lecture, or keynote address. To book Joe for your next event or explore program options visit: JoeDavisPoetry.com/booking






Accolades & Notable Performances:


  • Performed for 35,000 youth at Ford Field Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Performed for over 500 interfaith and intergenerational marchers at the commemorative Selma to MN: 50th Anniversary March

  • Recipient of 2015 VERVE Spoken Word Artist Grant & 2016 Jerome Foundation Film Grant 

  • Founder and Organizer of yearly Boom Slam! Minot's Teen Poetry Slam

  • Named one of "10 leaders under 40" in The Lutheran Magazine

  • Featured in Holden Village Voice as one of seven emerging thought leaders

  • Performed at Twin Cities venues including 7th Street, Icehouse, The Capri, The State Theater, Amsterdam, Vieux Carre  and  many others

  • As a touring artist and educator, he has worked in over 25 states, including artist residencies in New York and Boston