Minneapolis-based nationally-touring artist, educator, and speaker
poetry, music, theater & dance
to shape culture.
In addition to his solo projects,
Joe is also the frontman of his band,
The Poetic Diaspora
and the CEO & Creative Director of
The New Renaissance
a multi-media production company established to facilitate the business & technical aspects
of Joe's artistic endeavors.
Challenge. Question. Explore.
This is the journey Joe Davis invites the audience to take with him into the edges of expression. No topic is taboo if addressed with respect and sensitivity as he offers a perspective of light to even the darkest of themes. He defines poetry as “a rhythmic wrestling with truth” and confesses, “I am not a poet because I speak eloquently.
I am a poet because I struggle desperately to express my soul’s deepest longings each and everyday—yet I never shy away from the fight.”
He communicates this struggle the most effective way he knows how---with words of passion and conviction---to unearth the truth and beauty that lives in us all.
What Are People Saying?
Change is possible, but only if we unite a commitment to both words and actions. Although you may be familiar with the old saying “actions speak louder than words”, Joe Davis asserts action and words should be on “equal frequencies”, inseparably reflecting each other through all we say and do.
Because of this conviction, he not only continues to amplify the voices of the unheard through his poetry about empowering the marginalized and eliminating social injustice, but he also serves as a youth organizer and travels as an artist activist, creating forums for engaging conversations about our individual and collective responsibilities to make real change happen.
With an English B.A. and over five years of tutoring student writers
Joe Davis bridges academia with personal experience as
a touring performer, sharing his successesand "marvelous misadventures" to encourage audiences to move closer to their goals—whether it be simply writing a haiku or climbing Mount Everest—he aims to
ignite & inspire a pursuit of purpose.