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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Joel Francois

Graduate Student (ENG) T.A. (WRT)




Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Joel Francois is a Haitian-born Brooklyn-raised storyteller, who wishes to share his vista as a black writer, and tell stories of love, family and race through that lens. He believes that the artist is the architect of humanity. His writing is a search for God, love and community. His Writing is an act of personal healing as his ultimate goal is to do good work and little harm. He is the 2015 Nuyorican Grand slam Champion as well as the 2016 and 2017 Bowery Grand slam Champion, he was listed as one of New York City’s top poets by Culture Trip and earned a top 20 ranking in the 2016 individual world poetry slam. He has spent the past few years traveling the country and sharing his work.