(City of Petaluma)
Geri Digiorno is the founder and coordinator of the Petaluma Poetry Walk, a highly successful annual event that features multiple reading venues in and around historic Petaluma, California.
As Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, her
goal has been "to bring poetry to the streets."
hung Haiku poems in the trees at the Art and Garden Festival in Petaluma, and has helped children write poems in chalk on the sidewalks.
One of her
poems was selected to be etched into the steps of an art gallery in Oakland, and she
has worked to have poetry installed at a new development in Petaluma.
read at the dedication of the Peace Column in Sebastopol Town Square, and has taught poetry and collage at schools, community centers, art centers and homeless shelters.
has also helped organize International Women's Day poetry readings.
has published a number of collections, including I'm Tap Dancing
(Norton Coker Press, 1992), White Lipstick
(Red Hen Press, 2005), and Rosetta Mary (dPress, 2007).