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.
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American

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

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Social Reformer, Poet

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

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
0630 BC, Greek

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
06 March 1806, British
Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American

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

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

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

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892, American
Poetess and Playwright

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

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British

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Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
20 December 1899, Salvadoran
Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
27 June 1936, American
American poet

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German

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

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546, Italian
Courtesan, Poetess
Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
31 December 1569, British

1498 AD, Indian
Bhakti Saint

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

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander

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06 August 1832, Azerbaijani

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

Dora GabeDora Gabe
26 August 1886, Bulgarian
Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat

Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
14 May 1983, American

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933, Indian

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
American author of novels

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Else Lasker-SchülerElse Lasker-Schüler
11 February 1869, German

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,
Julia CameronJulia Cameron
04 March 1948, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892, British
Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,
Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell
08 November 1900, American

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Gala DalíGala Dalí
07 September 1894, Russian

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist,
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American

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

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet
Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist

Mary KarrMary Karr
16 January 1955, American
Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television