By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 05, 2012 at 1:02 PM

It's National Poetry Month and even though a lot of people don't like or care about poetry, I really do. Maybe it's because I'm an over thinker with a short attention span. Maybe it's because I like seeing words running wild on the page. Maybe I'm the love child of the spirits of Charles Bukowski and Edna St. Vincent Millay. (That would be cool).

In any case, here are  five of my favorite poems by female poets, from the Algonquin Round Table's Dorothy Parker to Milwaukee's Susan Firer. Feel free to add yours, or to express your distaste of poetry, via the Talkback feature.

1. "Resume," by Dorothy Parker.
2. "Her Kind," by Anne Sexton.
3. "Still I Rise," by Maya Angelou.
4. "Topography," by Sharon Olds.
5. "Eating Pears," by Susan Firer.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.