Famous Women Poets and Their Poems
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A

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
Margaret Atwood (1939 – present)

Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966)
Ai (1947 – 2010)
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)
Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888)
Sarah Flower Adams (1805 – 1848)
Delmira Agustini (1886 – 1914)
Deborah Ager (1971 – present)
Catherine Anderson (1954 – present)
Maggie Anderson (1948 – present)
Kelli Russell Agodon (1969 – present)
Julie Hill Alger (1927 – 1994)

B

Elizabeth Bishop (1911 – 1979)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1809 – 1861)
Eavan Boland (1944 – present)
Louise Bogan (1897 – 1970)
Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672)
Emily Bronte (1818 – 1848)
Charlotte Bronte (1816 – 1855)
Anne Bronte (1820 – 1849)
Erin Belieu (1965 – present)
April Bernard (1956 – present)
Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937)
Ingeborg Bachmann (1926 – 1973)
Ros Barber (1964 – present)
Laure-Anne Bosselaar (2006 – present)
Cecilia Borromeo (1976 – present)

C

Lucille Clifton (1936 – 2010)
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861 – 1907)
Amy Clampitt (1920 – 1994)
Lady Mary Chudleigh (1656 – 1710)
Martha Collins (1940 – present)
Geraldine Connolly (1947 – present)
Andree Chedid (1920 – present)
Eliza Cook (1818 – 1889)
Willa Cather (1873 – 1947)
Anastasia Clark (1959 – present)

D

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)
Hilda Doolittle (1886 – 1961)
Rita Dove (1952 – present)
Annie Dillard (1945 – present)
Denise Duhamel (1961 – present)
Regina Derieva (1949 – present)
Carol Ann Duffy (1955 – present)
Helen Dunmore (1952 – present)

E

Maggie Estep (1962 – present)
George Eliot (1819 – 1880)
Rebecca Elson (1960 – 1999)

F

Anne Kingsmill Finch (1661 – 1720)
Carolyn Forche (1950 – present)
Daisy Fried (1967 – present)
Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882 – 1961)
Annie Finch (1956 – present)

G

Nikki Giovanni (1943 – present)
Louise Gluck (1943 – present)
Judy Grahn (1940 – present)
Dame Mary Gilmore (1865 – 1962)
Patricia Goedicke (1931 – present)
Jorie Graham (1950 – present)
Maria Mazziotti Gillan (1940 – present)
Bernadette Geyer (1968 – present)

H

Ho Xuan Huong (1772 – 1822)
Marilyn Hacker (1942 – present)
Kimiko Hahn (1955 – present)
Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910)
Dale Harcombe (1947 – present)
Joy Harjo (1951 – present)
Sophie Hannah (1917 – present)
Suheir Hammad (1973 – present)
Eileen Carney Hulme (1953 – present)

J

Elizabeth Jennings (1926 – 2001)
Erica Jong (1942 – present)
Jenny Joseph (1932 – present)
Helen Hunt Jackson (1831 – 1885)
Laura Riding Jackson (1901 – 1991)

K

Jane Kenyon (1947 – 1995)
Anne Killigrew(1660 – 1685)
Maxine Kumin (1925 – present)
Jackie Kay (1961 – present)
Carolyn Kizer (1925 – present)
Faye Diane Kilday (1973 – present)
Sheema Kalbasi (1972 – present)

L

Denise Levertov (1923 – 1997)
Amy Lowell (1874 – 1925)
Emma Lazarus (1849 – 1887)
Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992)
Amy Levy (1861 – 1889)
Louise Labe (1524 – 1566)
Sharmagne Leland-St. John (1953 – present)
Sharon Esther Lampert (0 – present)

M

Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950)
Gabriela Mistral (1889 – 1957)
Katherine Mansfield (1888 – 1923)
Lisel Mueller (1924 – present)
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942)
Dorothea Mackeller (1885 – 1968)
Frances Mayes (1940 – present)
Heather McHugh (1948 – present)
Alice Duer Miller (1874 – 1942)
Erin Moure (1955 – present)
Chris Mansell (1953 – present)
Dorothea MacKellar (1885 – 1968)

N

Naomi Shihab Nye (1952 – present)
Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920 – 1993)
Anais Nin (1903 – 1977)
Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924)
Claire Nixon (1973 – present)
Nimah Nawwab (1966 – present)
Desi Di Nardo (1972 – present)

O

Mary Oliver (1935 – present)
Sharon Olds (1942 – present)

P

Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963)
Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)
Marge Piercy (1936 – present)
Linda Pastan (1932 – present)
Katherine Philips (1631 – 1647)
Grace Paley (1922 – present)
Katha Pollitt (1949 – present)
Katherine Anne Porter (1890 – 1980)
P. K. Page (1916 – present)
Wanda Phipps (1960 – present)
Anna Piutti (1982 – present)
Ruth Padel (1947 – present)
Diane di Prima (1934 – present)
Vanessa Perkins (1968 – present)

R

Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)
Adrienne Rich (1929 – present)
Kathleen Raine (1908 – 2003)
Mary Darby Robinson (1758 – 1800)
Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856 – 1935)
Lola Ridge (1873 – 1941)
Susan Rich (2006 – present)
Jennifer Reeser (1968 – present)
Muriel Rukeyser (1913 – 1980)

S

May Swenson (1913 – 1989)
Stevie Smith (1902 – 1971)
Wislawa Szymborska (1923 – present)
Gertrude Stein (1874 – 1946)
Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964)
Alfonsina Storni (1892 – 1938)
Vita Sackville-West (1892 – 1962)
Charlotte Smith (1749 – 1806)
Ruth L. Schwartz (1962 – present)
Anne Sexton (1928 – 1974)
Joyce Sutphen (1949 – present)
Elizabeth Smart (1913 – 1986)
Judith Skillman (1954 – present)
Belinda Subraman (1953 – present)
Fenny Sterenborg (1956 – present)

T

Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)
Ann Taylor (1782 – 1886)
Marina Tsvetaeva (1892 – 1941)
Katharine Tynan (1859 – 1931)
Natasha Trethewey (1966 – present)
Marilyn L. Taylor (2006 – present)

V

Jean Valentine (1934 – present)
Luisa Villani (1964 – present)

W

Alice Walker (1944 – present)
Phillis Wheatley (1753 – 1784)
Judith Wright (1915 – 2000)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919)
Annie Louisa Walker (1836 – 1907)
Diane Wakoski (1937 – present)
Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937)
Nancy Willard (1936 – present)
Eleanor Wilner (1937 – present)
Margaret Widdemer (1884 – 1978)
Juliet Wilson (1966 – present)
Witt Wittmann (1947 – present)
Anne Waldman (1945 – present)
Elinor Wylie (1885 – 1928)
Cecilia Woloch (1956 – present)

Z

Lisa Zaran (1969 – present)

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