Female Poets

Created by maluca on 29 Sep 2020

100 best female poets

1. Sappho Artist

Country:  Greece

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Greek (Ancient)

2. Mascha Kaléko Artist

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

4. Maya Angelou Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

5. Alfonsina Storni Artist

Country:  Argentina

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

Popular songs:  La lobaDate a volarVoy a dormir

6. Gabriela Mistral Artist

Country:  Chile

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

Popular songs:  Canción quechuaBesosDame la mano

7. Nelly Sachs Artist

Country:  Sweden

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

8. Emily Dickinson Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

9. Elizabeth Bishop Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

10. Sylvia Plath Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

11. Toni Morrison Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

12. Gloria Fuertes Artist

Country:  Spain

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Poetry

Languages:  Spanish, Spanish (Old Castillian)

14. Audre Lorde Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

15. Adrienne Rich Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

16. Gertrud Kolmar Artist

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Popular songs:  Aus dem DunkelDie TageNachruf

17. Rose Ausländer Artist

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Country:  Portugal

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Portuguese

20. Antonia Pozzi Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

Popular songs:  BellezzaNovembreInnocenza

21. Ingeborg Bachmann Artist

Country:  Austria

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

22. Hilde Domin Artist

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

23. Alice Walker Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

24. Margaret Atwood Artist

Country:  Canada

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

28. Grazia Deledda Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

29. Louise Labé Artist

Country:  France

Genre:  Poetry

Languages:  French, Italian (Medieval), French (Middle French)

Popular songs:  Sonnet XVIIISonnet IVSonnet XIX

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

31. Ricarda Huch Artist

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Popular songs:  AuferstehungDein Schweigen

33. Alejandra Pizarnik Artist

Country:  Argentina

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

34. Idea Vilariño Artist

Country:  Uruguay

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

37. Forough Farrokhzad Artist

Country:  Iran

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Persian

Country:  Poland

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Polish

Popular songs:  NikeMeduzy

39. Wisława Szymborska Artist

Country:  Poland

Genre:  Poetry

Languages:  Polish, Italian

40. Rachel Bluwstein Artist

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Hebrew

41. Lisel Mueller Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  Immortality

42. Sara Teasdale Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  GiftsSpring RainStars

43. Emmy Hennings Artist

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Country:  Germany

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

45. Dorothy Parker Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

46. Mary Shelley Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

47. Nina Cassian Artist

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Romanian

Popular songs:  BaladăDrum în toamnăVitraliu

48. Leah Goldberg Artist

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Hebrew

49. Alda Merini Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

50. Lesya Ukrainka Artist

Country:  Ukraine

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Ukrainian

51. Frances Harper Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

52. Halide Edip Adıvar Artist

Country:  Turkey

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Turkish

Popular songs:  İstanbulÖlümYaşama Dair Şeyler

53. Juana de Ibarbourou Artist

Country:  Uruguay

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

54. Coral Bracho Artist

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

55. Emily Brontë Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

56. Mary Oliver Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Wild GeeseThe Uses of Sorrow

57. Zinaida Gippius Artist

Country:  Russia

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Russian

58. Rosario Castellanos Artist

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  Bella dama sin piedad

59. Louise Glück Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

60. Ada Negri Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

Popular songs:  NevicataL'acquazzoneFine di sciopero

61. Sharon Olds Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

62. Marianne Moore Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  A Jelly-Fish

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

Popular songs:  L’indifferenzaTestamentoAspetterò

64. May Swenson Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Languages:  German, English

Popular songs:  Schleichend.On its Way

65. Sibilla Aleramo Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

66. Wendy Cope Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Some rulesThe orangeValentine

67. Stevie Smith Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

68. Anne Sexton Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

69. Kay Ryan Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

70. Rae Armantrout Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  Background Information

71. Natasha Trethewey Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  History Lesson

72. Claudia Emerson Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

73. Jorie Graham Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

74. Mona Van Duyn Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  The Beginning

75. Vittoria Aganoor Artist

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Italian

Popular songs:  DomaniÈ nel mio sognoNoi vogliamo

76. Rita Dove Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  American Smooth

77. Carolyn Kizer Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  Amusing Our Daughters

78. Maxine Kumin Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  After Love

79. Phyllis McGinley Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  First Lesson

80. Gwendolyn Brooks Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  The Crazy Woman

81. Marya Zaturenska Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

82. Audrey Wurdemann Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

83. Leonora Speyer Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Measure Me, Sky!SongThe Pet

84. Amy Lowell Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  PatternsThe Taxi

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

86. Margaret Widdemer Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

87. Muriel Rukeyser Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

88. Carol Ann Duffy Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  ValentineHavishamTea

89. May Sarton Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

90. Janet Frame Artist

Country:  New Zealand

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular song:  The End

91. Christina Rossetti Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

92. Magda Isanos Artist

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Romanian

93. George Eliot Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

94. Florbela Espanca Artist

Country:  Portugal

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Portuguese

Popular songs:  AmarSe tu viesses ver-meFanatismo

95. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

96. Gaspara Stampa Artist

97. Margaret Walker Artist

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  For My PeopleLineageFor Malcolm X

98. Fadwa Tuqan Artist

Country:  Palestine

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Arabic

99. Sara Coleridge Artist

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

Popular songs:  The ChildThe MonthsThe Nightingale

100. May Ziadeh Artist

Country:  Lebanon

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  French

Popular songs:  À Mademoiselle C.Lacrymosa

Comments
malucamaluca    Tue, 29/09/2020 - 22:09

The first was Selma Lagerlöf in 1909, but she did not write poems apparantly.

malucamaluca    Tue, 29/09/2020 - 22:12

Well, "best" would be best known or deemed best by me.
I'll be slowly adding more and when I reach 100 I will start to eliminate the ones I like less when adding more.

silencedsilenced    Tue, 29/09/2020 - 22:29

I can only vouch for Louise Labé. Her poems are five centuries old but could have been written yesterday. And her French is delicious!

malucamaluca    Wed, 30/09/2020 - 12:12

That would be nice, I would like to get to know more female Turkish poets.

esraa.esraa.    Wed, 30/09/2020 - 12:14

I will make the collection after I add the poets that are not on the site.

silencedsilenced    Tue, 06/10/2020 - 16:41

Hear hear! Yanka rules!

malucamaluca    Tue, 06/10/2020 - 21:54

She definitely looks very interesting. I have to request more translations to German of her poems.
But so far I only have poets in this collection that did not sing. If I'd add songwriters, too, there'd be a lot more I like.
I think I'll stick to pure poets who did not sing, only published poetry in written form.

malucamaluca    Fri, 09/10/2020 - 23:18

This one is already added.