Spoken Word Poetry with Joseph LMS Green
Saturday, April 1, 7:00p
at the Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road
Roxbury NY 12474
Tickets: Advance – $10; Day of Performance – $15
Supported by the Michelle McNaught Memorial Fund
Kick off National Poetry Month with award-winning spoken word poet Joseph LMS Green following a week-long poetry residency program at Roxbury Central School. Joseph will be joined on stage by the students he has collaborated with during the week.
Through poetry and performance, Joseph seeks to create an open and safe environment where hard conversations can begin and where art doesn’t just reflect life, but can also serve as a source of change.
With strong roots in theater, Joseph LMS Green is a powerful stage performer who has been sharpening his craft for over ten years. His poetry explores universal themes through self-reflection and personal experience. Capturing a range of subjects, he speaks candidly about his personal battles with substance abuse and his work with young adults, as well as more traditional themes like romance and social issues.
2015 marked Joseph’s fifth return to Poetry Slam International’s national slam, this time as a representative of the DC Poetry Slam Team. He represented the Oneonta slam team in 2005 and 2006 as their Grand Slam Champion, Slam Richmond in 2009, and DC’s Beltway Poetry Slam team in 2011. He also represented DC in 2011 at the Individual Poetry Slam, ranking 16th in the world. As a solo artist, Joseph has performed, hosted, and has been featured at venues and schools throughout the United States, including the White House and Kennedy Center.