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Devorah Major


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Devorah major is a poet, novelist, and essayist from San Francisco, where she works as an editor and arts administrator. Her first poetry publication, traveling women, a two-poet anthology with Opal Palmer Adisa, was published by Juke Box Press in 1989. Her work has been published in several anthologies and magazines, including The Single Mother’s Companion, Practicing Angels, River Styx, Calalloo and Zyzzyva. Her book of poetry, street smarts, was published by Curbstone Press in 1996 and received a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award. Her first novel, An Open Weave, was published by Seal Press and was awarded the First Novelist Award from the American Library Association’s Black Caucus. The Bay Guardian called her fierce/love audio cassette (with Opal Palmer Adisa) "both passionate and powerful."
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   My California (2004) (with Mark Arax, Michael Chabon, Firoozeh Dumas, Edward Humes, Aimee Liu, Mary Mackey, T Jefferson Parker, Thomas Steinbeck, Héctor Tobar, Donna Wares and Matt Warshaw)
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