List of female poets

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This is a list of female poets organised by the time period in which they were born. This listing is subordered alphabetically by name.

Before Common Era[edit]

  • Anyte of Tegea (fl. early 3rd century BC), Greek poet
  • Cleobulina (fl. c. 550 BC), Greek poet
  • Consort Ban (Ban Jieyu, Lady Pan, c. 48 – c. 6 BC), Chinese scholar and poet
  • Corinna (fl. 6th century BC), Ancient Greek poet
  • Cornificia (c. 85 – c. 40 BC), Roman poet and writer of epigrams.
  • Elephantis (fl. late 1st century BC), Greek erotic poet
  • Enheduanna (2285–2250 BC), Akkadian princess, priestess and Sumerian-language poet, regarded as possibly the world's earliest known female author
  • Erinna (fl. c. 600 BC), Greek poet, a contemporary and friend of Sappho
  • Moero or Myro (3rd century BC), Greek poet
  • Nossis (fl. c. 300 BC), Greek epigrammist and poet
  • Praxilla (5th century BC), Greek poet
  • Sappho (fl. 6th century BC), Ancient Greek poet, one of nine lyric poets
  • Sulpicia I (fl. 1st century BC), Latin poet
  • Telesilla (fl. 510 BC), Greek poet
  • Zhuo Wenjun (Wen Jun, 2nd century BC), Chinese poet

1–500 CE[edit]

500–999 CE[edit]

1000–1399 CE[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

1800s[edit]

1810s[edit]

1820s[edit]

1830s[edit]

1840s[edit]

1850s[edit]

1860s[edit]

1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willard, Frances Elizabeth; Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (1893). A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life. pp. 111–12.
  2. ^ Benson, Eugene; Conolly, L W (2004). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. p. 1004. ISBN 1134468482.