Ina Coolbrith was California’s first poet laureate and Oakland’s first public librarian. She was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame on Friday, November 7, 2014, during the CA Library Association’s gala at the Marriot Oakland City Center. I was proud to accept the award on Ina's behalf.
Learn more about the Hall of Fame and the 2014 inductees.
The following day, Saturday, November 8, 2014, I gave a talk about Coolbrith at the Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room, at 2 p.m. I told attendees how John Muir, Jack London, Joaquin Miller, and Isadora Duncan spent time in the library, and explained why Coolbrith called the place her “Inferno.”
Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate will be available in March 2015.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Susan Middleton takes portraits of wildlife. Her latest book is Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life, published by Abrams.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I spent the last year learning about hunting and conservation, a long-standing tradition in North America that harkens back to the second half of the 19th century.