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Women and Gender Studies: Focus on Poetry

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Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," during the Presidential Inauguration of Joseph Biden in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021.


Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under a CC_BY 2.0 license

Individual poet collections

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Women Poets Laureate of the U.S.

As the nation’s official poet, the Poet Laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry. The position has existed under two separate titles: from 1937 to 1986 as "Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress" and from 1986 to present as "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry."

Click on a poet's name to go to their page on the Poetry Foundation's website. There you'll find a brief biography and links to some of their poems further down the page.

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Multiple poet collections

Poetry - Literary criticism & history

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