In honor of Women’s History Month, here is our recommended list of living women poets that you should be reading and talking about. We read everything we can get our hands on by these poets, and will continue to read and review their work.
These poets are arranged in alphabetical order by their last names…
Elizabeth Alexander is an American poet, essayist, playwright, and the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2018. Periviosly she was a professor for 15 years at Yale University, where she taught poetry and chaired the African American Studies department.(via Wikipedia)
Reading Her Poem “Tending”:
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