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

Canadian

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

American

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

Indian

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

American

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Nigerian

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

British

George EliotGeorge Eliot
(Author and Novelist)

22 November 1819

British

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
(Poet)

06 March 1806

British

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

American

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
(Writer)

31 August 1919

Indian

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

British

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist)

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

American

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

American

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
(American novelist)

19 February 1917

American

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

22 February 1892

American

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
(Playwright)

10 July 1640

British

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

American

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
(Poet)

08 February 1911

American

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

08 April 1955

American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)

07 April 1889

Chilean

MirabaiMirabai
(Bhakti Saint)

1498 AD

Indian

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
(Poet)

20 March 1612

British

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
(Poet & Author)

1364 AD

French

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

31 May 1915

Australian

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
(Professor)

05 June 1937

Algerian

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
(Writer)

17 August 1953

German

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
(Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian)

05 November 1850

American

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
(American poet)

27 June 1936

American

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
(Author)

22 March 1808

British

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
(Writer)

13 April 1953

Algerian

Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
(Poet)

20 December 1899

Salvadoran

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

British

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
(Poet)

10 February 1934

New Zealander

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

06 August 1832

Azerbaijani

Dora GabeDora Gabe
(Poet)

26 August 1886

Bulgarian

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
(Poet)

15 June 1920

American

Ada CambridgeAda Cambridge
(Australian-English writer)

21 November 1844

Australian

Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
(Poet, Publisher, Diplomat)

29 September 1961

Chilean

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

02 July 1923

Polish

Dulce MaríaDulce María
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television actor, Songwriter)

06 December 1985

Mexican

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

22 November 1907

French

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

21 October 1929

American

SapphoSappho
(Poet)

0630 BC

Greek

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

22 August 1893

American

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
(American fiction writer)

24 December 1973

American

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

04 April 1972

American

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
(Author)

12 August 1831

American,Russian

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24 April 1940

American

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

02 October 1978

Japanese

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
(Poet, Author, Writer)

26 March 1907

Indian

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell
(Author)

08 November 1900

American

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
(Poet)

03 January 1831

Indian

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
(Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer)

12 November 1651

Mexican

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

29 December 1893

British

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
(Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor, Musician, Children's writer, Poet)

12 September 1961

Canadian,French

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
(Poet, Writer, Journalist)

22 July 1849

American

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

13 June 1893

British

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

28 November 1944

American

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
(Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter)

05 December 1830

British

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

15 July 1919

Irish

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

25 August 1962

Bangladeshi

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(Socialite, Poet)

15 May 1927

German

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

17 February 1924

American

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

13 November 1785

British

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

01 April 1960

British

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

24 March 1820

American

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

23 June 1889

Ukrainian,Russian

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
(Journalist, Writer, Poet)

29 May 1982

Pakistani

Mary OliverMary Oliver
(Poet, Writer)

10 September 1935

American

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

19 May 1972

Swedish

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
(Poet, Journalist)

14 March 1972

Indian

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

14 January 1926

Indian

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
(Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter)

07 November 1969

American

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
(Songwriter, poet)

27 May 1819

American

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

04 March 1948

American

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1943

American

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
(Novelist)

0973 AD

Japanese

Maya DerenMaya Deren
(Filmmaker)

29 April 1917

Russian

Anne AskewAnne Askew
(poet)

1521 AD

British

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
(Author, Poet)

16 August 1904

Indian

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

25 July 1829

British

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

22 September 1979

American

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
(Author)

19 July 1909

Indian

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

03 January 1934

Indian

Sonja YelichSonja Yelich
(Poet)

26 February 1965

New Zealander

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

05 June 1887

American

EnheduannaEnheduanna
(Poet)

2285 BC

Iraqi

Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
(poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter)

12 August 1859

American

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

30 July 1991

British

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

15 May 1689

Hannah MoreHannah More
(Writer, Poet, Essayist)

02 February 1745

British

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
(American author)

18 October 1951

American

Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist)

12 July 1874

German