Picken, Joanna Belfrage [pseud. Alpha]
- Marilyn Malina
Picken, Joanna Belfrage [pseud. Alpha] (1798–1859), poet and teacher, was born on 8 May 1798 at Fountain Close, Edinburgh, the fourth child and third daughter of Ebenezer Picken (1769–1816), ‘the poet of Paisley’, and Robina Belfrage, daughter of the Revd John Belfrage...