Ruby Altizer Roberts, American poet, author. Achievements include 1st Woman to be named Poet Laureate of state. Recipient First Poetry prize Sanctuary Magazine, Ballaman award Distinguished Service to Poetry, 1956, citation Distinguished Service Poetry Khalsa College; named poet laureate Virginia General Assembly, 1950, poet laureate Virginia emeritus General Assembly Virginia, 1992.
Author: (with Rosa Altizer Bray) Emera Altizer and His Descendants, 1937, 2 vols. Poetry, Forever is Too Long, Command the Stars, (biography) The Way It Was, 1979, The Way It Is, 1992, Look Down at the Stars, 1994. Editor juvenile verse department Embers Magazine, Batavia, New York, since 1944.
Owner, editor, public The Lyric Magazine. Poetry columnist Virginia newspaper. Contributor over 120 poems to anthologies, newspapes, magazines, numerous articles to professional journals.