As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
I discovered Ina Coolbrith when I was researching Ettie Alexander.
Ettie's book on wildflowers included some poems by Coolbrith.
Coolbrith was the niece of THE Joseph Smith of the Mormon Church.
She became California's poet laureate. In post-Gold Rush San Francisco, she was known as the pearl of her tribe, a tribe that included Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir. Jack London and Isadora Duncan considered her their literary godmother, and John Greenleaf Whittier knew more of her poems by heart than she did his.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORIA PODCASTA IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.