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Dorothy Lucille Rudy, American Poet, educator ( hum: library study, Educated)poet, educator. Member New England Small Press assosiation, New York Poetry Forum, New Jersey Council Teachers English, Poets and Writers, The Browning Society, P.E.N. Women, American Pen Women, Centro Studi e Scambi Internazionali, Bergen Poets, Composers,; Club: Radcliffe Alumnae.


Rudy, Dorothy Lucille was born on June 27, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William Herman and Marjorie Delma (Rammel) Richardson.


AB, Queens College, 1945. AM, Columbia University, 1948. Postgraduate, Radcliffe Graduate School Harvard University, 1949—1950.

Doctor of Philosophy candidate in American Civilization. ABD, Harvard University.


Teacher English and creative writing various schools, Long Island, New York, Massachusetts, New York State, 1945-1961. Teacher English, Worcester (Massachusetts) Junior College, 1961-1963, Tenafly (New Jersey) High School, 1963-1964. Professor of English, Rutgers Evening Division, Newark, 1963-1964.

Professor of English and creative writing Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1964-1988. Retired, 1988; lecturer Caldwell (New Jersey) College, 1988^, also coordinator independent study. Lectr.N.Y. Poetry Forum, 1975-1987, 1992-1993, Bergen Poets, 1980-1987.

Composers, Authors, Artists American, 1980, 81. Reader original poetry Clifton Public Library, 1975, New York Poetry Forum, Danbury State College, also New Jersey Council Teachers English, New England Small Press Association, various New York and New Jersey locations. Speaker New York Press Women's Literature Day, 1977, 78.

Judge various poetry contests. American Poets.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (poems) Quality of Small, 1971, Psyche Afoot, 1978, Grace Notes to the Measure of the Heart, 1979, Voices, 1993, editor (Americana Anthology). Contributor poems to various publications.


Speaker Press Women's Literature Day. Judge various poetry contests. Member of Radcliffe Alumnae, Bergen Poets, Centro Studi e Scambi Internazionali, American Pen Women, P.E.N. Women, New Jersey Council Teachers English Composers, Authors, Artists America (essay editor magazine), New York Poetry Forum, New England Small Press Association.


Married Willis Rudy, January 31, 1948. Children: Dorothy Elizabeth, Willis Philip, Willa Catherine.

William Herman Richardson

Marjorie Delma (Rammel) Richardson

Willis Rudy

Dorothy Elizabeth Rudy

Willis Philip Rudy

Willa Catherine Rudy