POETRY LANDMARKS HONORING INA COOLBRITH
Through efforts of our members, in particular Claire J. Baker, a number of poetry landmarks in remembrance of Ina Coolbrith have been created in Northern California.
Russian Hill, Taylor & Vallejo Streets
- INA COOLBRITH PARK POETS CORNER - BENCH, BRONZE PLAQUE
San Francisco, California
Dedicated by Circle members and public September 30, 1984
Mountain View Cemetery
- COOLBRITH HEADSTONE - ENGRAVED GRANITE MARKER
5000 Piedmont Avenue
Dedicated by Circle members and public September 28, 1986
Oakland Main Library
- INA DONNA COOLBRITH PLAQUE - LIBRARY ENTRANCE LOBBY
125 - 14th Street
Dedicated by Circle members and public April 22, 1991
- BECKWOURTH PASS, ELEVATION 5,221 FEET
Northern California N.E. of Loyalton
off Highway 89, S.E. of Quincy, Plumas County
This is the pass through which Ms. Coolbrith was ushered
by horse into California by Jim Beckwourth, Crow Indian-
Blackfoot Chief, scout and mountain man.
Northern California off Highway 89 at Loyalton
- MOUNT INA COOLBRITH, ELEVATION 8,059 FEET
Just south of Beckwourth Pass, Plumas County
Coolbrith quotation in raised letters
- SACRAMENTO STATE LIBRARY ROTUNDA
(new) Library and Courts Building
900 N Street
"For California is a Poem!
The land of romance and mystery
of worship, of beauty and of song."
"REMEMBER THEM, CHAMPIONS FOR HUMANITY"
- COOLBRITH INCLUSION ON SCULPTURE:
Ina Donna Coolbrith included among the 39 humanitarians
comprising this huge bronze sculpture.
Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park
13th Street, Oakland
(between Roadway & Telegraph)
Dedicated: On site May 31, 2013
Note: Descendants of Ms. Coolbrith attended
to honor her legacy.
A plaque on the monument reads:
"The tragic events of September 11, 2001 compelled
Mario Chiodo to create the Remember Them Monument.
Embedded deep within its foundation is an original steel
fragment from the New York World Trade Center. A
sculpted replica of the fragment is shown above.
(shows a kneeling fireman) It is Mario's hope to inspire
the world to turn tragedy into peace."
Note: Ms. Coolbrith is included in this monument
as a "Local Champion for Humanity."
1101 Miller Avenue, Berkeley
- Ina Coolbrith Path: Plaque and Street Sign
(near Keeler Avenue & Remillard Park)
Dedicated June 11, 2017
Berkeley Historical Society
Berkeley Historical Plaque Project; Berkeley Path
Wanderers Assoc.; Aleta George, biographer of
Ina Coolbrith, which influenced this first naming of
a Berkeley Pathway for a woman writer and first
Poet Laureate of California.