Allegra Silberstein

Allegra grew up on a farm in Wisconsin but has lived in California since 1963. Her love of poetry began as a child...her mother would recite poems as she worked. In addition to three chapbooks of poetry, she has been widely published in journals with a growing number on-line. In March of 2010 she was honored to become the first Poet Laureate for the city of Davis serving for two years. Her first book of poems, West of Angels, was published by Cold River Press in March of 2015, and in 2022 Kelsay Books published, Dancing with the Morning Breeze.

Allegra also dances and performs with Panela Trokanskiís Third Stage Dance Company. She was accepted in the company in 1994 and now at 92 still dances but has a minor role. Singing with the Davis Threshold Choir is another important part of her life. Allegra lives on an acre of land and the good work of tending to the earth enriches her inner poet.