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5 Brilliant Women Poets You Should Be Reading

Reading poetry and writing it is an art, few have managed to conquer.

As Maya Angelou puts it :

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size 
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips, 
The stride of my step, 
The curl of my lips. 
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman, 
That’s me. 

Let’s raise a toast to all those phenomenal women 

1. Rupi Kaur

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Started her career through Instagramming her poetry. Now she has gained 1.9 million followers.
She is one of the most revered poets of her time and really knows how to connect with her audiences. She writes about what the youth wants to read on love, sex, race, relationships, rejections. You name it, she has written on it.

2. Jenny Zhang

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Born in Shanghai, China but brought up in the states, she is 33 yrs old and writes mostly about Chinese immigrants. Poems you should read are like Follow him.
She even has her own story collection called Sour hearts, Dear Jenny which is really worth a read.

3. Sally Wen Mao

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Another great poet from Wuhan, China, and brought up in states. She is a lecturer at the Cornel University. She is known for her Mad Honey Symposium a book of poems. Poem you should read is OCULUS

4. Eileen Myles 

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Eileen Myles is also an activist and is inspired by this generations feminist. She writes on her range of subjects from culture to sexuality.
Not me is one of her most known books. Poem you should read is Peanut Butter

5. Patricia Lockwood

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Another lady, who uses social media to her advantage is Patricia Lockwood. Instagram is her weapon and she has gained 69.6K followers over the past few years
Her famous poem collections include - mother land fatherland and homeland sexuals. Her latest poems collection is Priest daddy, which is a comical memoir.

Written by
Payal Singh

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