Work in Process: List of Contemporary Women Poets Writing & Publishing Today (2015) --
So, this list started out because I was redoing my own website-- www.agodon.com -- and I wanted to look at what other poets are doing on their own websites. What I found when I went to do this was that I couldn't find one comprehensive list of women poets who have webpages.
So I do what I always tend to do when the world doesn't have what I want-- make what I need.
The list below is NOT complete. There are huge gaps, I'm sure there are well-known poets and lesser-known women poets who are not listed, maybe you're a woman poet with a website who has a book of poems and I've missed you. Apologies (please add your name in the comment section with a link to your webpage and I'll add you.)
The list was created because I told an online group of women poets that I was making a list of poets writing today and if they wanted to be included, to send me their website. The majority of this list is from there.
While I originally wanted homepages, women poets author pages, I did take Facebook pages, blogger pages (some blog pages really are their author page), a couple of Poetry Foundation page and one literary agency page.
You will also notice that there are a lot of Northwest poets, mostly because, when I think of poets, these friends are the first to come to mind (I'm also from the NW and we have a highly active and supportive poetry community up here.)
It's not perfect at all, but it's a start.
It's a place to check out to discover new poets (I will say, just from MAKING this list, I ended up purchasing over ten books of poems and I have many more on my Wish List.) And yes, there are many incredible women poets on here, but again, it's nowhere near completely.
Also, some links will open up in a new tab, but others will not. I do want all the links to open on their own tab, but that little extra touch was taking much time, so I gave up on it. Sorry. I may come back and try to fix that.
So otherwise, here's the list of *some* women poets who are writing and publishing today. If you are a women poet with a book (or upcoming books), and would like to be listed, please leave your name in the comment section.
Thanks! And again, apologies for *anyone* I missed!
As of March 9th, 2015:
Ire'ne Lara Silva
Ire'ne Lara Silva
Maya Jewell Zeller
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