Virginia Hamilton Adair (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Virginia Hamilton Adair was an American poet who became famous later in life with the 1996 publication of Ants on the Melon.

About Virginia Hamilton Adair

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.


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.


She was a contemporary of fellow American poet Langston Hughes.

Information related to Virginia Hamilton Adair

  • Glascock Prize winners
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona faculty
  • Montclair Kimberley Academy alumni
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona alumni
  • Mount Holyoke College alumni
  • Radcliffe College alumni

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