California born, SFSU graduate Magna Cum Laude in Black Studies, devorah major served as Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2002-2006. 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 In May of 2005 City Lights released an anthology of poems, The Other Side of the Postcard, that she has edited. Ms major collaborated with composer Guillermo Galindo to create Trade Routes, a symphony with spoken word and chorus, that premiered with the Oakland East Bay Symphony. She has performed 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, war tears and speculative novel Ice Journeys are forthcoming . She is a poet in residence at San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums and adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.
Create something beautiful with us
The America SCORES Inspired Art Project takes poems produced by America SCORES youth and asks local artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by their words.
Even if you are not an artist, you can be involved by reading the poems and sharing in the beauty of the art. By participating in this cycle of inspiration, you are giving a child a chance to be heard and recognized. You are helping to create something beautiful.