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Tag Archives | poetry

Moore, Lilian

Born on March 17, 1909, Lilian Moore grew up in New York, received a degree in teaching from Hunter College, and did graduate work at Columbia University. She attended college during the Depression, so job opportunities were few. She worked for the Bureau of Educational Research, helping children who could not read in their Reading […]

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McGinley, Phyllis

Phyllis McGinley’s poetry is often quoted, especially after her book of light verse, Times Three, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Born on March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Oregon, her family moved to Utah and Colorado before she received her diploma from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and began teaching school. A […]

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Lear, Edward

Slapstick humor is an art form, and Edward Lear was a master of it in both his poetry and illustrations. Born in England on May 12, 1812, the twentieth child of his parents, Jeremiah and Ann Lear, he was raised by an older sister after his father lost his fortune. A world traveler, Lear had a variety […]

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Cullinan, Bernice

Bernice “Bee” Cullinan grew up in Ohio. She worked with young students for fifteen years, teaching them how to read, which began a lifelong interest and career in how children learn to read and write. Earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Ohio State University, Bee stayed to become the study director for the […]

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Kuskin, Karla

Karla Kuskin was born on July 17th in Manhattan, NY. She had no TV, electronic games, or brothers and sisters to distract her. So, she spent much of her time at the library across the street or entertained herself with reading, daydreaming, writing and drawing. In college she studied graphic design. She wrote Roar and More […]

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Fisher, Aileen

Born on September 9, 1906 in Iron River, Michigan, Aileen Fisher graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism in 1927. She moved to Chicago, helped to place women journalists, and became director in 1928 of the Women’s National Journalistic Register. She sold her first poem to Child Life magazine in 1927. […]

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Esbensen, Barbara Juster

Barbara Juster Esbensen was born on April 28, 1925, in Madison, Wisconsin. Throughout her life, it was the center of her personal universe. Barbara began to think of herself as a writer when, at age ten, she realized she could not stand to be without a book to read. Her first book, Swing Around the Sun, […]

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de la Mare, Walter

Walter de la Mare, born April 25, 1873 (pen name Walter Ramal) was born at Charlton, Kent, in the south of England. His mother, Lucy Sophia, was related to the poet Robert Browning. His career as a writer began around 1895 and he published to the end of his life. De la Mare wrote for […]

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