Throughout history, there have been many women poets who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female poets such as Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Sarojini Naidu, Margaret Atwood.The women poets featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author

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

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819, British
Author and Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
06 March 1806, British
Poet

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Actress
Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet
Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892, American
Poetess and Playwright

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Poet

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet
Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Poet
Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author

MirabaiMirabai
1498 AD, Indian
Bhakti Saint

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

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Judith Wright Judith Wright
31 May 1915, Australian
Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal

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

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
27 June 1936, American
American poet

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
20 December 1899, Salvadoran
Poet
Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander
Poet

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
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06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet

Ada CambridgeAda Cambridge
21 November 1844, Australian
Australian-English writer
Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Poet

Dora GabeDora Gabe
26 August 1886, Bulgarian
Poet

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat

Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
04 March 1987, British
Actress

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933, Indian
Actress
Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
American author of novels

SapphoSappho
0630 BC, Greek
Poet

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Poet
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
columnist, poet, screenwriter, writer

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz
Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831, American, Russian
Author

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,
Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell
08 November 1900, American
Author
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,
Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet
Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,

Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830, British
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Gala DalíGala Dalí
07 September 1894, Russian
Poet

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Poet, Author, Writer
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Poet, Writer, Novelist

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,
Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
29 May 1982, Pakistani
Journalist, Writer, Poet

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546, Italian, Filipino
poet, writer, model

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
27 May 1819, American
Songwriter, poet
Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD, British
poet

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
22 September 1979, American
Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film
Maya DerenMaya Deren
29 April 1917, Russian
Filmmaker