2015 List of Indispensable Women Poets

On our contest entry form we ask poets to list 2-3 Indispensable Women Poets. What an amazing resource this is creating for us!

Here’s the list of names submitted as of December 20th:

Adrienne Rich
Akiko Yosano
Allison Townsend
Anna Akhmatova
Anne Finch
Annie Dillard
Aracelis Girmay
Audre Lorde
Beckian Fritz Goldberg
Bette Lynch Husted
Brenda Shaugnessy
Cathy Colman
Cecilia Woloch
Connie Willis
Dahlia Ravikovitch
Daisy Fried
Denise Duhamel
Eavan Boland
Elizabeth Bishop
Ellen Bass
Emily Dickinson
Gjertrud Schnackenberg
Glenna Luschei
Gwendolyn Brooks
Heather McHugh
Helen Klein Ross
Holly Day
Jane Hirschfield
Jane Kenyon
Joan Colby
Judy Rowe Michaels
Kay Ryan
Kim Addonizio
Liesl Mueller
Linda Gregg
Linda Hogan
Linda Pastan
Louise Erdrich
Louise Glück
Lucille Clifton
Lucy Tapahonso
Margaret Atwood
Marian Boyer
Marie Howe
Marilyn Hacker
Marsha de la O
Mary Oliver
Maxine Kumin
May Sarton
May Swenson
Maya Angelou
Muriel Rukeyser
Naomi Shihab Nye
Natasha Trethewey
Nellie Wong
Nikki Finney
Paisley Rekdal
Patricia Caspers Ross
Patricia Fargnoli
Patricia Smith
Pattiann Rogers
Quan Barry
Rachel Bluwstein
Renee Ashley
Rita Dove
Ruth Stone
Sandra Cisneros
Sharon Olds
Sonia Sanchez
Sylvia Plath
Tiffany Midge
Ursula K. Le Guin
Wislawa Szymborska

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