Join San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate, devorah major, for a poetry reading series in our permanent collections. devorah major was born and raised in California, and served as San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate (2002–2006). She has just returned from Italy where her sixth book of poetry with open arms was released in a bilingual edition. A Willow Press Editors Choice her seventh book of poetry Califia’s Daughter will be published by Willow Press at the end of this year. In June 2015 major premiered her poetry play Classic Black: Voices of 19th Century African-Americans in San Francisco at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. devorah major performs her work nationally and internationally with and without musicians. She has been a participant in international poetry festivals in Italy, Belgium, Bosnia, Jamaica, and Venuzuela, and performed her poetry in France, the Bahamas and Germany.
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