Ruby Altizer Roberts is the author of
two collections of poetry, three memoirs, a children's book, and a genealogy.
She was named Virginia's first female poet laureate in 1950 and, until 1994, was
the only woman to have held the post. In addition, Roberts edited the poetry
journal The Lyric from 1952 until 1977. In 1961 she
received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the College of William and
Mary in Williamsburg, and in 1992, the General Assembly designated her Poet Laureate
Emerita of Virgi. . .
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