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Ten Women Poets

(meme via brisingamen

Off the top of your head, name 10 women poets.

Mine, in no particular order

Sappho
Sharon Olds
Muriel Rukeyser
Carol Ann Duffy
Dorothy Livesay
Daphne Marlatt
Phyllis Webb
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Eavon Boland
Marianne Moore

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steepholm
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sappho
Charlotte Mew
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Emily Bronte
Carol Ann Duffy
Elizabeth Cary
Aemilia Lanyer
U. A. Fanthorpe
Wendy Cope

A fun exercise!
steepholm
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
But now I can't believe I left off Emily Dickinson!
intertext
Oct. 8th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I didn't include Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Atwood, or Kathleen Raine (her, mostly because I have a book of her poems collected with my uncle David's and one other poet)

I was surprised (and in some ways pleased) at the way three Canadian poets popped out almost unbidden. I studied Phyllis Webb in a Canadian poetry course, and took a grad course with Daphne Marlett, but Dorothy Livesay surprised me. I think of Atwood primarily as a novelist, but I teach her poetry... so go figure ;-)
lidocafe
Oct. 10th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
So many good choices. Makes me want to read poetry.
intertext
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Yeah...
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