It’s International Women’s Day! Here at AngelSpeak I’m celebrating poets with a sampling of the women whose work I love and who have inspired and taught me so much.
Some writers I’ve learned from:
- Jorie Graham’s poetry taught me to not shy away from my intelligence in my writing – it’s okay to be a smart woman.
- Sharon Olds‘ poetry taught me to write with fearlessness and stark honesty about everything and anything.
- Larissa Szporluk taught me to pay attention to something other than subject matter: the power of the sound of words.
- Annie Finch taught me pay attention to something other than sound: the impact of rhythm on the body.
Some writers I love (and that you should check out!):
- Aimee Nezhukamatatil
- Ann Fisher-Wirth
- Jane Mead
- Danielle Sellers
- Diane Lockward
- Dorianne Laux
- Honor Moore
What amazing women have taught and inspired you?