Born the daughter of ministers, Dawn Saylor grew up under revival tents along the east coast. One of the original spoken words poets to appear on HBO's "Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry," her powerful work has been described as "cutting like a broken bottle with the soul of a butterfly." Saylor is an eloquent spokesperson for the human heart in all its fragile beauty and resilience. She has captained three poetry slam teams (from Kalamazoo, MI) all the way to the National Poetry Slam championships. Dawn currently resides in New York while pursuing a degree in education from Goddard College. She is currently manages the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC’s only club devoted entirely to poetry.