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…
Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and essayist. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first African-American to have been appointed since the position was created by an act of Congress in 1986 from the previous “consultant in poetry” position (1937–86). Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1987, and she served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004 to 2006. (via Wikipedia)
White House Poetry Reading:
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