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Geri Digiorno and the Petaluma Poetry Walk
Known as "the poet of the people", Geri Digiorno
served as Sonoma County's
Poet Laureate in 2006 - 2007.
She is also the founder and director of the annual Petaluma
published works include Marilyn and Me, White Lipstick, Rosetta
Mary, and I'm Tap Dancing.
spare, direct style has earned high praise from many
It has been said of White Lipstick "With these poems, sparsely worded and
richly lived, Geri Digiorno
reminds us again just how entangled the delicate roots and
tendrils of family and "individual" identity can become.
lovingly subjective subjects
include family, neighborhood, coming of age, friendship, betrayal, initiation, baptism,
masquerade, transformation, sexual discovery and conquest.
was also the
editor of the Petaluma Poetry Walk 10-Year Anthology
which was published in 2007.
She is also a highly-respected visual artist.
A Reading at the Petaluma Library
is being sponsored by the Friends of the