Ina Coolbrith

Aleta George talked about her book, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, on the poet’s life in California and her… read more

Aleta George talked about her book, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, on the poet’s life in California and her influence on future writers. Born in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1841, Ina Coolbrith moved to California as a teenager. Inspired by the writings of Edward Pollock and John Rollin Ridge, she took up writing and soon found her work being published at the age of 15.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Oakland, California, from October 31-November 5 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Program ID:
402673-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Oakland, California, United States
First Aired:
Jan 02, 2016 | 12:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 03, 2016 | 7:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 02, 2016 | 12:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 2016 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 2016 | 7:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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