Carolyn Joyner is a poet.
In 1993, upon completion of what became a poem of personal inspiration, she accepted writing poetry as her "divine mission". Since that time, she has written many poems that explore themes of politics, love, and spirituality. With the ultimate goal of promoting self-empowerment, the personal insights and life experiences shared in her poems encourage compassionate critical thinking and identification of oneself with another.
Carolyn has performed her poetry in the Washington, DC area at several venues, including Heart & Soul Cafe, It's Your Mug, the House of Ruth, Mangos, Cafe Bloom, Culture Cafe and Sankofa Books and Video. She also performed at the 7th Annual Black Writers Conference at Chicago State University. In March of 1998, she toured England with "Collective Voices", a DC-based Female Poetry Group. Carolyn is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in writing, with a focus on poetry, in the part-time graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.