New biography of Ina Coolbrith, Oakland’ first librarian and California’s Poet Laureate

From Marinij.Com

” Ina Coolbrith is an Oakland legend, our first public librarian and California’s first poet laureate. Now, in “Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate,” author and blogger Aleta George has delved into the life of a fascinating woman and pioneer poet who not only mentored and encouraged Oaklanders Jack London and Isadora Duncan, but also rubbed shoulders with literary notables such as Bret Harte, Mark Twain and John Muir.”