Ina Coolbrith and the Nightingale Tradition
American Literature | Literature in English, North America | Women's Studies
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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Walker, Cheryl. "Ina Coolbrith and the Nightingale Tradition." Legacy 6.1 (1989): 27-33.