Poet Laureate of Takoma Park, MD

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2023 Poet Laureate of Takoma Park, MD


In 2023, Taylor Johnson was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Johnson will promote conversation, collaboration, and play, supporting individual and collective explorations into poetry and the creative impulse. These ideas will take the form of a reading series featuring the work of local poets in intergenerational conversation, a six-month weekly study and generative space to discuss and create poetry, and a project with local student poets about home and belonging.