"[Mount Holyoke] has taught me to live for my passions..." -- Tayllor Johnson '15, spoken word poet

By MHC Development on May 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM

 

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“Sisterhood is a verb.” For Tayllor Johnson ’15, poetry provides power, inspiration… and a career path.

By MHC Development on April 14, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Until she was 15, Tayllor Johnson didn’t have a good word to say about poetry. Now, the senior psychology major and English minor says, "Poetry is the essence of my being."

Johnson's passion for poetry has led to remarkable opportunities. As a high school senior, she was invited to take part in a poetry workshop at the White House. And this past fall, author and activist Kevin Powell, who was giving a talk at Mount Holyoke, unexpectedly asked Johnson to perform a poem before he spoke. She had only three minutes to prepare, but brought down the house with a spirited performance of "Verification."

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