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Marie Ponsot
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Nationality 1: American

Birthdate: 1921

Marie Ponsot was born in Queens, a borough of New York City, in 1921. She has said that she never thought she would be a teacher because there were so many of them already in her family. She also never thought she would be a mother. But Ponsot has spent most of her life teaching, and she is the mother of seven children. One thing that has been consistent in her life, however, is her love of poetry. When she was a child, her mother would scoot her outside to play with the other children. Ponsot has confessed that although she obeyed her mother, her real desire was to return, as soon as possible, to the many books of poetry that lay about the family home. Her love of poetry was encouraged by her grandmother, who kept scrapbooks filled with poems and often recited...

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