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.
Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American

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

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819, British
Author and Novelist
Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

0630 BC, Greek

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Social Reformer, Poet

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American

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

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

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

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892, American
Poetess and Playwright
Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
30 December 1942, American
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author
Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian

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1498 AD, Indian
Bhakti Saint

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

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546, Italian
Courtesan, Poetess

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
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

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British

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

Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
20 December 1899, Salvadoran
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

Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
04 March 1987, British

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

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973, American
American fiction writer

Jill ScottJill Scott
04 April 1972, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892, British

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
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

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

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,
Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830, British
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

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

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

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,

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American

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

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Poet, Author, Writer

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,
Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Gala DalíGala Dalí
07 September 1894, Russian

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer
Louise ErdrichLouise Erdrich
07 June 1954, American

Mary KarrMary Karr
16 January 1955, American

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University
Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
29 May 1982, Pakistani
Journalist, Writer, Poet