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Phyllis McGinley
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    (March 23, 1905-February 22, 1978)
    Born in Ontario, Oregon
    Wrote the poetry collections 'Times Three,' 'Stones from Glass Houses,' 'On the Contrary,' 'One More Manhattan,' and 'Husbands Are Difficult'
    Wrote the children's books 'How Mrs. Santa Claus Saved Christmas,' 'Blunderbus,' and 'Boys Are Awful'
    She is barely remembered today.
    She was a smoker.
    Her poems were almost always about domestic life in the suburbs.
    She wrote light verse exclusively.
    She was an antifeminist who wrote about domestic joys while pursuing a successful writing career.
    Her book 'Times Three' won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1961).
    Her poems showed a brilliant grasp of rhythm and technique.
    She had an unstable childhood and moved a lot.
    She received a lot of honorary degrees.

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