10 Female Poets Worth Reading

The wonderful poet and guest editor of Best American Poetry 2013, Denise Duhamel, wrote an article for Huffington Post about 10 contemporary female poets worth reading. Some well-known names make the list, such as AI and Nin Andrews, but I will admit the list includes a few poets I was not familiar with but whose collections I now want to purchase. Her list also includes brief mentions to some more well-known poets, such as current U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway and National Book Award Finalist Tracy K. Smith, but for the most part, Duhamel stays away from the obvious names.

The list is worth checking out. Here’ a link. Feel free to comment and add any other names! I’m sure Duhamel’s list could have included hundreds of other names!


About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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