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message 1: by Thilini (new)

Thilini | 4 comments Hello!!

I haven't read much poetry other than for school. I was wandering if anyone could suggest other female poets/feminist poetry I should look out for?


message 2: by Mark (new)

Mark (markhill) | 2 comments Thilini wrote: "Hello!!

I haven't read much poetry other than for school. I was wandering if anyone could suggest other female poets/feminist poetry I should look out for?"


Warsan Shire is pretty great!
Carol Anne Duffy
Sylvia Plath


message 3: by Mark (last edited Jul 18, 2018 12:13AM) (new)

Mark (markhill) | 2 comments Mark wrote: "Thilini wrote: "Hello!!

I haven't read much poetry other than for school. I was wandering if anyone could suggest other female poets/feminist poetry I should look out for?"

Warsan Shire is prett..."


also, if you literally just google "female poets", it comes up with a list of some pretty great ones, surprisingly ^_^


message 4: by Thilini (new)

Thilini | 4 comments Thanks!


message 5: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 27 comments Hi Thilini, sorry for the delayed reply :/

I will second Mark on Sylvia Plath - she's always been a favourite of mine, in spite of her tragic reputation.

If contemporary poetry is more your thing I've been seeing a few in the bookstores lately that I would love to read, but haven't looked at yet - e.g.: There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé.

I'll let you know my thoughts when I finally get around to buying/reading it!


message 6: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 27 comments Some more ideas: Maya Angelou and Anna Ahkmatova.

Sadly I guess I haven't read as much poetry as I should have, because I feel like I'm struggling here!

You could always try looking at female winners of major prizes such as the Pulitzer as a starting point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...


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message 8: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (peggypostcard) | 1 comments I've been recommended Hera Lindsay Bird by a friend.


message 9: by Thilini (new)

Thilini | 4 comments Thanks Lois and Danielle!!


message 10: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 27 comments No worries, let us know you find anything you love - I’d be keen to read some more female poets, too :)


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