Where River Meets Ocean

Where River Meets Ocean

by devorah major


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931404037
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

devorah major is an African-American poet, novelist, essayist, and teacher. She is the current Poet Laureate of San Francisco. Among her books Brown Glass Windows, Open Weave, street smarts, and Where River Meets Ocean.

Table of Contents

Inaugural address9
Fillmo'e street woman17
Love offering27
Poetry is breath, blood, bone31
Poetry teacher33
Black lit class and ellison's invisible man35
A red love poem39
I grow my poems41
Contest format43
Writing workshops with the homeless44
First person singular49
Political poem53
A cuba song55
On continuing to struggle60
July ritual63
August has always been black for us64
Sign post65
Terrorism defined66
To bomb72
Peace negotiation73
Dark love74
Tendered love79
On masks85
Untitled ancestry87
In answer89
Queen of hearts90
On speaking of lonely91
Error in time94
Firefly and star103

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