Title

Ina Coolbrith and the Nightingale Tradition

Document Type

Article

Department

English (Scripps)

Publication Date

1989

Disciplines

American Literature | Literature in English, North America | Women's Studies

Abstract

Despite the fact that Ina Coolbrith had led a life by no means sheltered in any conventional sense, she was indeed a nightingale as surely as Elizabeth Oakes-Smith, Lydia Sigourney, Emily Dickinson and Lizette Woodworth Reese. Like the nightingale poets, Coolbrith wrote of feeling fettered and imprisoned, of longing for a wider world, fewer restrictions.

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© 1989 University of Nebraska Press

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