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Via [profile] brisingamen : name 10 women poets (any time, place, etc) off the top of your head  in honor of National Poetry Day (even if it is being celebrated today in the UK).

Sylvia Plath
Emily Dickinson
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Shirley Lim
Anne Finch
Mary Montagu
Aphra Behn
Isabella Whitney
Lucy Hutchinson
Elizabeth Bishop

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8/10/09 18:05 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] seryn
I think being able to name ten poets is beyond most Americans. I could not name 10 female poets. I tried and only remembered 4. Then I looked at your list and I haven't heard of 8 of those.

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9/10/09 01:50 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] coachjg.livejournal.com
Adrienne Rich
Joy Harjo
Sonia Sanchez
Myung Mi Kim
Wendy Rose
Marilyn Chin
Heid Erdrich
Gwendolyn Brooks
Sylvia Plath
June Jordan

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9/10/09 14:39 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
You know I wanted a Latina in my mix, but no one off the top head unless Leslie Marmon Silko counts. And I didn't want Maya Angelou or Alice Walker since I don't like their poetry, so that felt disingenuous. Thx!

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9/10/09 02:03 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 3meows.livejournal.com
maya angelou

Don't ask a non-english major to go further -- you stole the easy ones.

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9/10/09 14:40 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
You didn't have to look at my list--I should have made that clear--that's why it was behind the cut. You can have any of those you thought of silly!

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9/10/09 20:54 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 3meows.livejournal.com
okay, I would have added Emily and Sylvia.

I have never really liked most poetry and hated those units in school . . . .


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9/10/09 02:18 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pants-of-doom.livejournal.com
Rilke is the only one I can think of who's not on your list.

I could name 10 women musicians whose lyrics I like, though.

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9/10/09 14:41 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
Do you know something about Rilke that I don't? ;-)

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9/10/09 15:02 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pants-of-doom.livejournal.com
Apparently I figured anyone named Maria was a woman and was wrong. There go my extra points for fighting gender bias!

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9/10/09 14:43 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
Oh, p.s. Paul Muldoon thinks the greatest poets working today are musicians.

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9/10/09 15:03 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pants-of-doom.livejournal.com
I know a guy who's a really good poet, like, got something in a Best American Poetry of some recent year anthology, but he's kind of an exception.

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15/10/09 02:16 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jethead.livejournal.com
I like Shel Silverstein, does he count?

Lit geeks kinda turn me on.