Green Festival Speakers

devorah major


California born, granddaughter of immigrants, documented and undocumented, devorah major served as Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2002-2006. From her Harlem born Afro-Caribbean father she learned a love of the planet crossing this nation annually by a car and traveling through Europe and living in a tent for a year for a year. A writer, teacher and arts activist her poetry books include street smarts, where river meets ocean, and with more than tongue. She has two novels published, An Open Weave and Brown Glass Windows. She performs locally, nationally and internationally with and without jazz musicians, and has poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction published in several anthologies and periodicals. A new collection of poems, rising tide, breaking waves (Winter 2013- World Internet Books) is forthcoming . She is a poet in residence at San Francisco's Fine Arts Museums and adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.

*photo credit: Malia Conner