Four Writers Who Shined a Light On This American Life

Celebrating the birthdays of Philip Roth, Anne Bradstreet, Phyllis McGinley, and Billy Collins

The next four days feature birthdays of writers who shined lights on aspects of American life across four periods in our nation’s history. As the New World’s first published poet, Anne Bradstreet blazed trails in many directions. Phyllis McGinley celebrated being a mid-20th century housewife. Philip Roth centered on the 20th-century American male experi…

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