Mary Roberta Rudge (March 30, 1928 – January 19, 2014) was a Bay Area poet and author. She was Poet Laureate of Alameda, and the co-author of For the Love of Jack London: His Life with Jennie Prentiss – a  True Love Story along with Eugene Lasartemay, about Jack London and his foster mother, Jennie Prentiss.

Mary was active in the Ina Coolbrith Circle and the Jack London Society, as well as the Association of California Poet Laureates. 1

Rudge read her work at the Lillian Paley Center for the Arts (CVA), and the photo on the cover of her book, Beat She Can't Be Beat was taken at the CVA.

Links and References

  1. Alameda: Mary Rudge, beloved Island's poet laureate, dies at 85 Contra Costa Times January 22, 2014