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
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

02 March 1949

India

Indian

Aquarius

George EliotGeorge Eliot
(Author and Novelist)

22 November 1819

22 December 1880

Warwickshire, England

British

Scorpio

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

27 July 1946

Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aquarius

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Enugu, Nigeria

Nigerian

Virgo

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
(Poet)

06 March 1806

29 June 1861

Kelloe, Durham, England

British

Pisces

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

17 November 1992

Harlem, New York City

American

Aquarius

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

05 December 1784

West Africa

American

Taurus

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

Lockport, New York, U.S.

American

Gemini

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

British

Capricorn

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
(Writer)

31 August 1919

31 October 2005

Gujranwala

Indian

Virgo

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

04 October 1974

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist)

22 November 1969

Rasht

French,Iranian

Scorpio

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
(Poetess and Playwright)

22 February 1892

19 October 1950

Rockland

American

Pisces

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
(Poet)

20 March 1612

16 September 1672

Northampton

British

Pisces

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
(Playwright)

10 July 1640

16 April 1689

Canterbury

British

Cancer

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
(American novelist)

19 February 1917

29 September 1967

Columbus, Georgia, USA

American

Aquarius

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
(Poet)

08 February 1911

06 October 1979

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Aquarius

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

27 March 2012

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

American

Taurus

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

03 December 2000

Topeka

American

Gemini

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)

07 April 1889

10 January 1957

Vicuña

Chilean

Aries

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

08 April 1955

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

American

Aries

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
(Poet & Author)

1364 AD

1430 AD

Republic of Venice

French

Judith Wright Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)

31 May 1915

25 June 2000

Armidale

Australian

Gemini

MirabaiMirabai
(Bhakti Saint)

1498 AD

1557 AD

Kudki

Indian

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
(Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian)

05 November 1850

30 October 1919

Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

American

Scorpio

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

31 March 1855

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

British

Taurus

Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
(Poet)

20 December 1899

1974 AD

El Salvador

Salvadoran

Sagittarius

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
(American poet)

27 June 1936

13 February 2010

New York, United States

American

Cancer

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
(Writer)

13 April 1953

Constantine

Algerian

Aries

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
(Author)

22 March 1808

15 June 1877

London

British

Aries

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
(Poet)

10 February 1934

Auckland

New Zealander

Aquarius

Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

British

Scorpio

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
(Poet)

06 August 1832

02 October 1897

Shusha

Azerbaijani

Leo

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

British

Leo

Ada CambridgeAda Cambridge
(Australian-English writer)

21 November 1844

19 July 1926

St Germans

Australian

Scorpio

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
(Poet)

15 June 1920

10 September 1994

New Providence, Iowa

American

Gemini

Dora GabeDora Gabe
(Poet)

26 August 1886

16 November 1983

Dabovik

Bulgarian

Virgo

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

02 July 1923

01 February 2012

Kórnik

Polish

Cancer

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
(Professor)

05 June 1937

Oran

Algerian

Gemini

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
(Poet, Publisher, Diplomat)

29 September 1961

Concepción

Chilean

Libra

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
(Writer)

17 August 1953

Nițchidorf

German

Leo

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
(American author of novels)

21 October 1929

Berkeley, California, United States

American

Libra

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24 April 1940

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
(Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer)

14 January 1926

28 July 2016

Dhaka

Indian

Capricorn

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
(Poet)

03 January 1831

10 March 1887

Naigaon

Indian

Capricorn

Jill ScottJill Scott
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz musician, Television actor)

04 April 1972

Philadelphia

American

Aries

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
(American fiction writer)

24 December 1973

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Capricorn

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
(Poet, Writer, Novelist)

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

British

Scorpio

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
(Author)

12 August 1831

08 May 1891

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Russian

Leo

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
(columnist, poet, screenwriter, writer)

22 August 1893

07 June 1967

Long Branch

American

Leo

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
(Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer)

02 October 1978

Fukuoka

Japanese

Libra

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
(Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter)

05 December 1830

29 December 1894

London

British

Sagittarius

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell
(Author)

08 November 1900

16 August 1949

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie

Canadian

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
(Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist, Autobiographer, Writer, Activist)

28 November 1944

Hanover

American

Sagittarius

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
(Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer)

01 April 1960

London

British

Aries

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(Socialite, Poet)

15 May 1927

23 March 1969

Berlin

German

Taurus

Mary OliverMary Oliver
(Poet, Writer)

10 September 1935

Maple Heights

American

Virgo

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
(Poet, Author, Writer)

26 March 1907

11 September 1987

Uttar Pradesh

Indian

Aries

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
(Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet)

13 June 1893

17 December 1957

Oxford

British

Gemini

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
(Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, Feminist)

25 August 1962

Mymensingh

Bangladeshi

Virgo

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
(Poet, Writer, Journalist)

22 July 1849

19 November 1887

New York City

American

Cancer

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

08 February 1999

Dublin

Irish

Cancer

Sonja YelichSonja Yelich
(Poet)

26 February 1965

New Zealander

Pisces

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
(Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet)

23 June 1889

05 March 1966

Odessa

Russian

Cancer

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
(Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist, Journalist)

29 December 1893

29 March 1970

Newcastle-under-Lyme

British

Capricorn

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
(composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher, hymnwriter)

24 March 1820

12 February 1915

Brewster

American

Aries

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1943

Knoxville

American

Gemini

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
(actor, novelist, writer, biographer)

17 February 1924

29 January 2008

Independence

American

Aquarius

Dora MaarDora Maar
(Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model)

22 November 1907

16 July 1997

Paris

French

Scorpio

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
(Poet, Journalist)

14 March 1972

Imphal

Indian

Pisces

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
(Novelist)

0973 AD

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Japanese

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
(Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet)

19 May 1972

Gothenburg

Swedish

Taurus

Julia CameronJulia Cameron
(Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet)

04 March 1948

Libertyville

American

Pisces

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
(Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist)

22 September 1979

Los Angeles

American

Virgo

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
(poet, writer, model)

25 March 1546

22 July 1591

Venice

Italian,Filipino

Aries

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
(Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film actor)

30 July 1991

Blackburn

British

Leo

Maya DerenMaya Deren
(Filmmaker)

29 April 1917

13 October 1961

Kiev, Ukraine

Russian

Taurus

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
(Author, Poet)

16 August 1904

15 February 1948

Allahabad district

Indian

Leo

Parveen ShakirParveen Shakir
(Poet, Writer)

24 November 1952

26 December 1994

Karachi

Pakistani

Sagittarius

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
(Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright)

15 May 1689

21 August 1762

London

Taurus

Anne AskewAnne Askew
(poet)

1521 AD

26 July 1546

Stallingborough

British

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
(Actor, Photographer, Poet)

24 February 1927

27 January 2017

Cheniménil

French

Pisces

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
(Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model)

25 July 1829

11 February 1862

Holborn

British

Leo

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)

05 June 1887

17 September 1948

New York City

American

Gemini

Mary GilmoreMary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)

16 August 1865

03 December 1962

Goulburn

Australian

Leo

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
(Journalist, Writer, Poet)

29 May 1982

Kabul

Pakistani

Gemini

Eileen MylesEileen Myles
(poet)

1949 AD

Cambridge

American

Helen Gurley BrownHelen Gurley Brown
(American author)

18 February 1922

13 August 2012

Green Forest, Arkansas, United States

American

Aquarius

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
(writer, poet)

1569 AD

1645 AD

Bishopsgate

British

Hannah MoreHannah More
(Writer, Poet, Essayist)

02 February 1745

07 September 1833

Fishponds

British

Aquarius

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
(Songwriter, poet)

27 May 1819

17 October 1910

New York City, New York, United Statesc

American

Gemini

SugathakumariSugathakumari
(Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer)

03 January 1934

Aranmula

Indian

Capricorn

Sara TeasdaleSara Teasdale
(Poet, Writer)

08 August 1884

29 January 1933

St. Louis

American

Leo

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
(American author)

18 October 1951

Port Huron, Michigan, United States

American

Libra

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