devorah major, a California-born granddaughter of immigrants, documented and undocumented, served as San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate (2002-2006). She has two novels published, Brown Glass Windows and An Open Weave. In addition to her four poetry books and four poetry chapbooks, she has two biographies for young adults and a host of short stories, essays, and individual poems published in anthologies and periodicals. She performs her work nationally and internationally with and without musicians. Her passion for writing and performing is almost equaled by her delight in teaching poetry to people of all ages from young readers to seasoned elders.