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"A woman like this is not ashamed to die." -- Anne Sexton
"A woman like this is not ashamed to die." -- Anne Sexton

Five fab female-penned poems

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.


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