Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet
Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Poet

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892, American
Poetess and Playwright

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Poet
Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
05 November 1850, American
Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
27 June 1936, American
American poet

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Poet
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
14 May 1983, American
Actress

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer-songwriter
Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
American author of novels

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell
08 November 1900, American
Author
Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,
Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer
Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet

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Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American
Author
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
Poet

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
29 November 1918, American
Author

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
27 May 1819, American
Songwriter, poet
Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
12 August 1859, American
poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter

Erica JongErica Jong
26 March 1942, American
Novelist

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
18 October 1951, American
American author

Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
20 April 1891, American
Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist,
Mary KarrMary Karr
16 January 1955, American
Poet

Helen Gurley BrownHelen Gurley Brown
18 February 1922, American
American author

Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945, American
Author

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Ntozake ShangeNtozake Shange
18 October 1948, American
Playwright
Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
22 September 1979, American
Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist

Sonia SanchezSonia Sanchez
09 September 1934, American
American poet
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Dory PrevinDory Previn
22 October 1925, American
Singer

Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835, French, American
Actress
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929, American
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,

Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
31 October 1876, American
Playwright
June Millicent JordanJune Jordan
09 July 1936, American
Poet

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
07 November 1969, American
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter

Maxine Hong KingstonMaxine Hong Kingston
27 October 1940, American
American author

Grace PaleyGrace Paley
11 December 1922, American
Author

Sara TeasdaleSara Teasdale
08 August 1884, American
Poet, Writer
Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar

Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarez
27 March 1950, American
American-Dominican poet

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
15 November 1887, American
Poet, Writer

Rita DoveRita Dove
28 August 1952, American
Poet, Writer
Eileen MylesEileen Myles
1949 AD, American
poet

Sarah Orne JewettSarah Orne Jewett
03 September 1849, American
Novelist
May SartonMay Sarton
03 May 1912, Belgian, American
Writer, Poet

Amy LowellAmy Lowell
09 February 1874, American
Poet, Writer, Socialite

Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child
11 February 1802, American
Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Writer
Tracy K. SmithTracy K. Smith
16 April 1972, American
Poet

Martha BeckMartha Beck
29 November 1962, American
Author
Helen Hunt JacksonHelen Hunt Jackson
15 October 1830, American
Poet

Helen WillsHelen Wills
06 October 1905, American
Tennis player, Writer, Autobiographer, Poet

Linda GoodmanLinda Goodman
09 April 1925, American
Astrologer
Sharon OldsSharon Olds
19 November 1942, American
Poet, Writer, Feminist

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Margaret WalkerMargaret Walker
07 July 1915, American
novelist, poet, university teacher, writer

Dorothy AllisonDorothy Allison
11 April 1949, American
Writer

Denise LevertovDenise Levertov
24 October 1923, British, American
Poet

Diane AckermanDiane Ackerman
07 October 1948, American
Poet, Author, Writer
Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882, British, American
Poet
Alice Dunbar NelsonAlice Dunbar Nelson
19 July 1875, American
Poet

Laura RidingLaura Riding
16 January 1901, American
Poet

Ina CoolbrithIna Coolbrith
10 March 1841, American
Poet

Phoebe CaryPhoebe Cary
04 September 1822, American
American poets
Eliza R. SnowEliza R. Snow
21 January 1804, American
Poet

Diane di PrimaDiane di Prima
06 August 1934, American
Poet

Florence Van Leer Earle CoatesFlorence Van Leer Earle Coates
01 July 1850, American
Poet

Angelina Weld GrimkéAngelina Weld Grimké
27 February 1880, American
Journalist

Muriel RukeyserMuriel Rukeyser
15 December 1913, American
Poet
Tess GallagherTess Gallagher
21 July 1943, American
Poet

Linda HoganLinda Hogan
16 July 1947, American
Poet
Maxine KuminMaxine Kumin
06 June 1925, American
Poet

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
30 April 1933, American
Literary critic, Poet, Journalist
Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
17 August 1837, American
Poet
Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer