Joseph Green is Split This Rock's Youth Programs Coordinator. He is the co-founder and Program Director of poetryN.O.W., an after school creative writing program working with students throughout the DC metropolitan area. poetryN.O.W., in collaboration with Split This Rock, helped bring Louder Than a Bomb, a regional youth slam serving as a platform for young people to share their stories across boundaries, to the DMV. 2015 marked Joseph’s fifth return to the national team competition, 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. He has over ten years experience as a professional spoken word artist and writer.