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“Phyllis McGinley needs no puff”: Gender and Value in Mid-Century American Poetry

@article{Gill2015PhyllisMN,
  title={“Phyllis McGinley needs no puff”: Gender and Value in Mid-Century American Poetry},
  author={J. Gill},
  journal={Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={355 - 378}
}
  • J. Gill
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
This essay takes the work of the “housewife poet,” Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978), as the starting point for a critical examination of the complex relationship between American women poets, masculine literary culture, and the second-wave feminist movement in the middle decades of the twentieth century. It posits a number of factors behind McGinley’s rise to fame as a poet and subsequent decline in reputation, and it establishes hitherto overlooked—and productive—relationships between her writing… Expand