Virginia Hamilton Adair

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Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 16, 2004 (91)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 16, 2004 (91)

About

American poet and author famous for Beliefs and Blasphemies and Ants on the Melon. The 1996 publication of the latter work made Adair famous when she was well into her eighties.

Before Fame

She wrote her first poem at the age of two and began writing on a regular basis at age six. She later studied English at both Mount Holyoke College and Radcliffe College.

Trivia

She taught for more than two decades at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Family Life

She married historian Douglass Adair in 1936. Her husband committed suicide in 1968.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of fellow American poet Langston Hughes.

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