In April of 2005, two women, Brenda Nicole and Joi Miner, sat down in the Food Court of the Eastdale Mall in Montgomery, AL and decided to start a company. Both self-published poets in their own right, they were ready to take their skills to the next level. This is how Poetic Advisory™, LLC was born. Two women with a vision for the arts, sitting down over burgers, and deciding to just do it.
Since its inception Poetic Advisory™, LLC, PA for short, has ventured into several artistic avenues, from event planning and show hosting to workshop facilitation to theatrical production to publishing and now, editing. Brenda went on to the military and is now working as a Social Media Specialist for Navy Federal Credit Union. Joi has taken the reins and, with the help of her partners, Tessa Averhart, Yolanda Thomas, and Sharonda Phelps, PA has begun to take the world by storm.
Joi Miner is a 34 year old wife and mother of two beautiful daughters from Montgomery, AL (currently residing in Birmingham, AL). She has been writing for as long as she could hold a pen. In college, she began sharing her poetry at open mics and published her first collection of poetry, Graffitied Gypsy, at 22. She has since published 4 poetry collections, two spoken word CDs, been included in several anthologies, and won awards at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of South Alabama.
In 2005 she co-founded Poetic Advisory, LLC. Poetic Advisory, LLC founded the Annual Juneteenth Culturefest in Montgomery, AL in 2012 and produced and directed a year-long mini-tour of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf in 2013.
She branched into fiction in 2014 being published in anthologies and her debut novel, Vices, was released on October 31st by Nayberry Publications. She has since released 6 more books with Shani Greene-Dowdell Presents: Side Piece Chronicles 1, 2, & 3, A Good Girl with Bad Habits 1 & 2, and Magnum and Bussa: Above the Law.
Joi is a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivor and advocate who teaches workshops on how to heal through writing. With everything that she has accomplished, the thing that she is most proud of is her ability to maintain the balance of home and pursuit of her dreams, without losing her mind in the process.