List of female poets

This is a list of female poets. People on this list should have articles of their own, and should meet the for their poetry. Please place names on the list only if there is a real and existing article on the poet. Dead links in RED will be removed.

A-B

*Kathy Acker
*Léonie Adams
*Fleur Adcock
*Delmira Agustini (1886–1914), Uruguayan poet
*Bella Akhmadulina
*Anna Akhmatova
*Anne-Marie Albiach
*Jordie Albiston
*Claribel Alegría
*Al-Khansa
*Ethel Anderson
*Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
*Maya Angelou
*Elvia Ardalani, Mexican poet, writer, and storyteller
*Rae Armantrout
*Thea Astley
*Margaret Atwood
*Dorothy Auchterlonie
*Ava, German (d. 1127)
*Pam Ayres
*Elisaveta Bagryana
*Joanna Baillie
*Anna Laetitia Barbauld
*Mary Barnard
*Djuna Barnes
*Katharine Lee Bates
*Aphra Behn
*Gwendolyn B. Bennett
*Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
*Elizabeth Bishop
*Susanna Blamire
*Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752-1783)
*Louise Bogan
*Eavan Boland
*Anne Lynch Botta (1815-1891)
*Karin Boye
*Anne Bradstreet
*Charlotte Brontë
*Emily Brontë
*Gwendolyn Brooks
*Nicole Brossard
*Frances Browne (1816–1887)
*Elizabeth Barrett Browning

C-D

*May Wedderburn Cannan
*Alice Cary
*Phoebe Cary
*Rosario Castellanos
*Rosalía de Castro
*Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
*Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (1807-1834)
*Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
*Chrystos
*Sandra Cisneros
*Amy Clampitt
*Amy Key Clarke (1892-1980}
*Norma Cole
*Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
*Anne Compton b. 1947
*Ina Coolbrith (born Josephine Donna Smith) (1841-1928) first poet laureate of California, first public librarian in California
*Wendy Cope
*Corinna
*Dani Couture
*M. T. C. Cronin
*Cherubina de Gabriak
*H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961)
*Tina Darragh
*Kamala Das
*Regina Derieva
*Babette Deutsch (1895-1982)
*Emily Dickinson
*Blaga Dimitrova
*Diane Di Prima
*Rosemary Dobson
*Rita Dove
*Carol Ann Duffy
*Rachel Blau DuPlessis
*Camille Claudel

E-K

*Elizabeth F. Ellet (1818-1877)
*Claudia Emerson
*Dorothe Engelbretsdotter
*Erinna
*Florbela Espanca
*Parvin E'tesami
*Forough Farrokhzad
*Jayne Fenton Keane
*Karen Kovacik
*Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
*Penelope Fitzgerald
*Marie de France, 12th century
*Alice Fulton
*Frances Dana Barker Gage (1808-1884)
*Tess Gallagher (born 1943)
*Amy Gerstler
*Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
*Dame Mary Gilmour
*Madeline Gleason
*Louise Gluck
*Angelina Weld Grimke
*Charlotte Forten Grimke
*Marilyn Hacker
*Nathalie Handal
*Carla Harryman
*Gwen Harwood
*Mihri Hatun
*Anne Hébert
*Jennifer Michael Hecht
*Allison Hedge Coke
*Lyn Hejinian
*Felicia Hemans
*Dorothy Hewett
*Hilda Hilst
*Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
*Fanny Howe
*Susan Howe
*Ada Verdun Howell (1902-1981)
*Constance Hunting (1925-2006)
*Frieda Hughes
*Hồ Xuân Hương
*Jean Ingelow
*Lisa Jarnot
*Taraneh Javanbakht
*Elizabeth Jennings
*Erica Jong
*Ingrid Jonker
*Jenny Joseph
*Sor Juana
*Sheema Kalbasi
*Antigone Kefala
*Al-Khansa, 7th century Islamic poet
*Vénus Khoury-Ghata
*Carolyn Kizer
*Joanne Kyger

L-M

*Lalleshwari

*Aemilia Lanyer - first Englishwoman to publish a volume of original poems and to seek patronage
*Lucy Larcom (1824-1893), millgirl, frequent contributor to the Lowell Offering, published four books of poetry in her lifetime
*Evelyn Lau
*Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), best known for her poem "The New Colossus" (inscribed on the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World)
*Mary Leapor
*Anna Maria Lenngren
*Denise Levertov (October 23, 1923-December 20, 1997)
*Li Qingzhao
*Audre Lorde
*Amy Lowell
*Mina Loy
*Jennifer Maiden
*Ruth Manning-Sanders, children's author who won the Blindman International Poetry Prize in 1926 for "The City"
*Chris Mansell
*Daphne Marlatt
*Marie de France
*Phyllis McGinley
*Cecília Meireles
*Sophia de Mello Breyner
*Grace Mera Molisa (1947-2002)
*Charlotte Mew
*Máire Mhac an tSaoi
*Josephine Miles
*Grazyna Miller
*Leslie Adrienne Miller
*Edna St. Vincent Millay
*Mirabai Hindu mystical poet
*Gabriela Mistral
*Susan Mitchell
*Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
*Marianne Moore
*Barbara Moraff
*Hannah More
*Lisel Mueller (born 1924)
*Harryette Mullen
*Lale Müldür

N-R

*Constance Naden
*Sarojini Naidu
*Adalgisa Nery (1905-1980), Brazilian poet, novelist, journalist and politician
*Aimee Nezhukumatathil
*Lorine Niedecker
*Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
*Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht
*Alice Notley
*Nukata no Ōkimi (630-690)
*Julia Nyberg (1784-1854)

*Joyce Carol Oates
*Sharon Olds
*Mary Devenport O'Neill
*Ono no Komachi (c. 825-900)
*Mary Oppen
*Maggie O'Sullivan

*Ruth Padel
*Nettie Palmer
*Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), suffragist, wrote "Writ on Cold Slate," poems about her prison experience, in 1922
*Dorothy Parker
*Sophia Parnok (1885-1933), Russian Silver Age poet
*Marge Piercy
*Ruth Pitter
*Christine de Pizan
*Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972), Argentine poet
*Sylvia Plath
*Josefina Pla
*Katha Pollitt
*Marie Ponsot
*Dorothy Porter
*Pauline Prior-Pitt
*Amrita Pritam (1919-2005) India, Punjabi

*Qiu Jin

*Dalia Rabikovich
*Jennifer Rankin
*Claudia Rankine
*Angela Rawlings
*Angela Readman
*Adrienne Rich
*Lola Ridge
*Laura Riding
*Denise Riley
*Lisa Robertson
*Ethel Rolt-Wheeler
*Christina Rossetti
*Anne Rouse
*Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)

-T

*Nelly Sachs
*Blanaid Salkeld
*Fiona Sampson
*Sappho
*Mamta Sagar
*Dipti Saravanamuttu
*Kelley Schlesinger
*Nina Serrano
*Anne Sexton
*Jo Shapcott
*Mary Sidney
*Edith Sitwell
*Myra Sklarew
*Charlotte Smith
*Patti Smith
*Stevie Smith
*Tracy K. Smith
*Gertrude Stein
*Susan Stewart
*Ruth Stone
*Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938), Argentine poet
*Sulpicia
*May Swenson
*Wislawa Szymborska
*Edith Södergran

*Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya (1891-1968), Soviet Russian poet
*Sara Teasdale
*Thalia
*Celia Thaxter
*Elizabeth Thomas
*Natasha Trethewey
*Marina Tsvetaeva
*Chase Twichell

U-Z

*Jean Valentine
*Mona Van Duyn
*Janine Pommy Vega
*Mahadevi Verma
*Renée Vivien French poet

*Diane Wakoski
*Rosmarie Waldrop
*Anne Waldman
*Alice Walker
*Ania Walwicz
*Hannah Weiner
*Phillis Wheatley
*Isabella Whitney
*Ella Wheeler Wilcox
*Anna Wickham
*Elizabeth Willis
*Judith Wright
*C.D. Wright
*Lady Mary Wroth - prolific author of the Jacobean era
*Elinor Wylie
*Olga Xirinacs Díaz
*Lisa Zaran, American Poet
*Marya Zaturenska
*Fay Zwicky

ee also

*poetry
*poetess
*List of early-modern women poets (UK)

External links

* [http://www.fembio.org/default.shtml FemBio - Notable Women International includes biographies of poets]


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