Female Poets

Femal Poets pre Twentieth Century

Bronte Emily – (1818 – 1848) Bronte, Anne  - (1820-1845)
Bronte Charlotte – (1818 – 1855) Browning Elizabeth – (1806 – 1861)
St Catherine of Siena – (1347 -1380) Dickinson Emily – (1830 – 1886)
Mirabai  -(1498 – 1565) Hadewijch of Antwerp - (13th C)
Hildegard of Bingen – (1098 – 1179) Lalla – Ded - (12th C.)
Mechthild of Magdeburg – (1207 -128?) Mother Julian of Norwich – (1342-1416)
Rabia al Basri -  (717 – 801) Rossetti Christina – (1830 -1894)
St Teresa of Avila – (1515 -1582) St Teresa of Lisieux – (1873 – 1897)
Sumangalamata – 6th Century B.C Akka Mahadevi (12th Century)

This page includes a selection of female poets, including some famous poets and some less well known, but deserving of recognition. There are contemporary female poets and also poets from previous centuries.

Twentieth Century Female Poets

Akhmatova Anna Angelou Maya
Atwood Margaret Bogan Louise Marie
Frye Mary Hirshfield Jane
Millay Edna St. Vincent Mistral Gabriela
Naidu Sarojini Oliver Mary
Teasdale, Sara    Wislawa Szymborska

 

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