Monday, March 30, 2015

Ina Coolbrith and Russian Hill: A Tragedy by illustrator Cal Tabuena-Frolli

While working on the final edits of my new biography, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate (order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble) I got a call from illustrator Cal Tabuena-Frolli, a talented graphic designer and contributor to The Litography Project. (As a geographer, I felt an immediate kinship to this project of place that documents the literary history and culture of the Bay Area.)

Tabuena-Frolli said Coolbrith had kindled his imagination and he wanted to illustrate a story about her for The Litography Project. We talked for a long time and I sent him the pre-press copy of my book. He put together a wonderful graphic novel of Ina's experiences relating to the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

Monday, March 23, 2015

New biography on Ina Coolbrith is available!

Had a great launch party for Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate. Thanks to all who attended the party high in the Berkeley hills with views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate.

I was especially pleased to meet Michael Jones, Ina Coolbrith's great, great nephew.

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