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Doyle, Louis F., "The Poems of Phyllis McGinley," in America, December 18, 1954, pp. 320-22.

Doyle discusses some of McGinley's poetry in terms of poetic tradition, light verse, and McGinley's gift of "humanizing holy persons," as well as her ability to present everyday things without glorifying them.

Gibson, Walker, "Gardens, Bees, A & P's," in New York Times Book Review, October 2, 1960.

One of McGinley's poems is cited in this article, as well as a discussion of some of her other poems, including McGinley's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Times Three.

Grunwald, Beverly, "But Housework Can Be Fun," in New York Times Book Review, Vol. LXIX, No. 39, September 27, 1964.

Grunwald refers to McGinley's book Sixpence in Her Shoe that she wrote somewhat in answer to the feminist movement, but this article focuses primarily on McGinley herself, her decision to be a stay-at-home mom, and what that means to her.

Hersey, John, Hiroshima, Vintage, 1989.

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