"A Writer First, A Woman After" --Katherine Mansfield
Honestly, I do not know what possessed me to attempt to tackle this topic, but here it is: there is no essential difference between male and female poets. In fact, I would bet dollars to doughnuts that in a blind taste test, it would be nearly impossible to accurately guess the gender of any given poet by the poem alone.*** The range of approaches and poetic concerns within each gender grouping are just too vast; in other words the category "women poets" is so broad as to be nearly meaningless.
Okay for all that. What is important here is that I get to provide links to some of my favorite poets in the HCPL collection who happen to be the owners of two x chromosomes.
A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now / edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone
A Certain Attitude: Poems by Seven Texas Women / edited by Laura B. Kennelly
All of the Above / Dorothy Barresi [ebook]
Ash / Sharan Strange [ebook]
The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos / Anne Carson
Classical Women Poets / translated & introduced by Josephine Balmer.
The Collected Early Poems: 1950-1970 / Adrienne Rich.
The Complete Poems: 1927-1979 / Elizabeth Bishop
The Complete Poems / Marianne Moore
The Complete Poetical Works / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Connecting the Dots / Maxine Kumin
The Dream of the Unified Field / Jorie Graham
Elegy: Poems / Mary Jo Bang
Evening Train / Denise Levertov
Half Way Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems / Rachel Hadas
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho / translated by Anne Carson
Late Wife: Poems / Claudia Emerson
Lucifer at the Starlite / Kim Addonizio
Monologue of a Dog: New Poems / Wislawa Szymborska
No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth Century American Women Poets / edited by Florence Howe
The Penguin Book of Women Poets / edited by Carol Cosman, et al.
Poems: New and Selected 1957-1997 / Wislawa Szymborska
Selected Poems / H. D.
These Are Not Sweet Girls: Latin American Women Poets / edited by Marjorie Angosín
Versed / Rae Armantrout
Victorian Women Poets: A New Annotated Anthology / edited by Virginia Blain
The Wild Iris / Louise Glück.
The Works of Anne Bradstreet /
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