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…
Naomi Shihab Nye
Growing up, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye lived in Ferguson, Missouri and on the road between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Her father was a refugee Palestinian journalist, and through her poetry, she carries forward his hopeful passion, his insistence, that language must be a way out of cycles of animosity. (via OnBeing.org)
Reading her poem “Kindness”: