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Top female poets: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Sylvia Plath 43169
2 Frieda Hughes 7622
3 Emily Dickinson 5927
4 Maya Angelou 4726
5 Patti Smith 4544
6 Margaret Atwood 3460
7 Sappho 2960
8 Alice Walker 2774
9 Gertrude Stein 2574
10 Joyce Carol Oates 2385
11 Phillis Wheatley 1983
12 Dorothy Parker 1920
13 Gabriela Mistral 1672
14 Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1648
15 Anne Sexton 1595
16 Carol Ann Duffy 1478
17 Sandra Cisneros 1469
18 Christina Rossetti 1307
19 Edna St. Vincent Millay 1277
20 Sarojini Naidu 1199
21 Anne Bradstreet 1106
22 Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) 1040
23 Nikki Giovanni 852
24 Marie de France 827
25 Elizabeth Bishop 805
26 Gwendolyn Brooks 754
27 Aphra Behn 703
28 Audre Lorde 675
29 Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), best known for her poem The New Colossus (inscribed on the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World) 672
30 Adrienne Rich 672
31 Anna Akhmatova 659
32 Christine de Pizan 646
33 Mary Oliver 595
34 Camille Claudel 566
35 Marianne Moore 496
36 Marina Tsvetaeva 458
37 Kathy Acker 441
38 Erica Jong 411
39 Sara Teasdale 381
40 Edith Sitwell 348
41 Nelly Sachs 345
42 Veronica Franco 328
43 Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), author of Battle Hymn of the Republic 326
44 Sharon Olds 296
45 Amy Lowell 296
46 Djuna Barnes 293
47 Denise Levertov (October 23, 1923-December 20, 1997) 293
48 Amrita Pritam (1919-2005) India, Punjabi 283
49 Pam Ayres 282
50 Ella Wheeler Wilcox 273
51 Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) 271
52 Rosario Castellanos 262
53 Stevie Smith 262
54 Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938), 252
55 Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), suffragist, wrote Writ on Cold Slate, poems about her prison experience, in 1922 246
56 Rita Dove 240
57 Anna Laetitia Barbauld 224
58 Elizabeth F. Ellet (1818-1877) 212
59 Hannah More 209
60 Eavan Boland 203
61 Kay Ryan 197
62 Subhadra Kumari Chauhan 183
63 Mina Loy 180
64 Charlotte Turner Smith 179
65 Forough Farrokhzad 171
66 Giannina Braschi 169
67 Judith Wright 162
68 Marge Piercy 158
69 Sonia Sanchez 158
70 Katharine Lee Bates 152
71 Wendy Cope 152
72 Lucille Clifton 147
73 Anne Waldman 142
74 Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) 140
75 Gwen Harwood 139
76 Elizabeth Alexander 138
77 Mary Sidney 136
78 Penelope Fitzgerald 135
79 Maxine Kumin 129
80 Ono no Komachi (c. 825-900) 123
81 Jenny Joseph 122
82 Ruth Manning-Sanders, children's author who won the Blindman International Poetry Prize in 1926 for The City 111
83 Elizabeth Jennings 110
84 Felicia Hemans 110
85 Katha Pollitt 110
86 Al-Khansa 108
87 Hedwig Gorski 108
88 Charlotte Mew 106
89 Ina Coolbrith (born Josephine Donna Smith) (1841-1928) first poet laureate of California, first public librarian in California 105
90 Evelyn Lau 105
91 Natasha Trethewey 101
92 Eliza Griswold 95
93 Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (1807-1834) 94
94 Corinna 93
95 Nathalie Handal 93
96 Qiu Jin 92
97 May Swenson 91
98 Ruth Padel 91
99 Li Qingzhao 90
100 Lyn Hejinian 90
101 Karin Boye 88
102 Marilyn Hacker 87
103 Laura Riding 87
104 Charlotte Brontë 85
105 Tess Gallagher (born 1943) 82
106 Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972), Argentine poet 79
107 Thea Astley 76
108 Kim Addonizio 76
109 Susan Stewart 75
110 Gwendolyn MacEwen 75
111 Bella Akhmadulina 74
112 Rae Armantrout 73
113 Louise Bogan 72
114 Susan Howe 70
115 Parvin E'tesami 69
116 Fanny Howe 69
117 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen 68
118 Alice Fulton 68
119 Ingrid Jonker 66
120 Hilda Hilst 66
121 Jean Ingelow 65
122 Lorine Niedecker 65
123 Liz Lochhead 64
124 Delmira Agustini (1886–1914), Uruguayan poet 64
125 Ruth Stone 64
126 Fleur Adcock 62
127 Harryette Mullen 62
128 Chrystos 61
129 Sia Figiel (1967-), Samoan poet 61
130 Hannah Weiner 60
131 Joanna Baillie 59
132 Elinor Wylie 58
133 Lucy Larcom (1824-1893), millgirl, frequent contributor to the Lowell Offering, published four books of poetry in her lifetime 57
134 Karina Galvez (1964 - ) Ecuadorian Poet 56
135 Mona Van Duyn 56
136 Claudia Emerson 54
137 Anne Lynch Botta (1815-1891) 53
138 Lalleshwari 52
139 Alice Cary 52
140 Diane Wakoski 51
141 Dorothy Porter 50
142 Sulpicia 48
143 Rosmarie Waldrop 47
144 Dorothy Hewett 47
145 Jean Valentine 46
146 Mary Elizabeth Coleridge 44
147 Alice Notley 43
148 Gwendolyn B. Bennett 42
149 Claudia Rankine 42
150 Erinna 41
151 Lisel Mueller (born 1924) 40
152 Mary Leapor 39
153 Jo Shapcott 38
154 Sophia Parnok (1885-1933), Russian Silver Age poet 37
155 Tracy K. Smith 37
156 Phoebe Cary 37
157 Phyllis McGinley 37
158 Celia Thaxter 36
159 Carolyn Kizer 36
160 Mari Evans 36
161 Florbela Espanca 36
162 Mary Barnard 36
163 Josefina Pla 35
164 Frances Dana Barker Gage (1808-1884) 35
165 Jayne Cortez 34
166 Joanne Kyger 33
167 Mei-mei Berssenbrugge 33
168 Carol Muske-Dukes 33
169 Fiona Sampson 33
170 Anne Compton b. 1947 33
171 Rachel Blau DuPlessis 33
172 Constance Naden 32
173 May Wedderburn Cannan 32
174 Anna Maria Lenngren (1754-1817) 31
175 Carla Harryman 30
176 Elizabeth Willis 30
177 Daphne Marlatt 30
178 Martha Wadsworth Brewster 30
179 Susan Musgrave 29
180 Cherubina de Gabriak 29
181 Aimee Nezhukumatathil 29
182 Jennifer Michael Hecht 28
183 Annie Finch 28
184 Marie Ponsot 27
185 Blaga Dimitrova 27
186 Linda Bierds 26
187 Elvia Ardalani, Mexican poet, writer, and storyteller 26
188 Colette Bryce 26
189 Lynn Emanuel 25
190 Susanna Roxman 25
191 Sophia Elisabet Brenner (1659-1730) 25
192 Nicole Brossard 25
193 Emelihter Kihleng, Federated States of Micronesia poet 24
194 Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752-1783) 24
195 Suzy Kassem 24
196 Amy Clampitt 24
197 Mihri Hatun 23
198 Denise Riley 23
199 Josephine Jacobsen 23
200 Susan Mitchell 23
201 Ellen Sturgis Hooper 22
202 Mamta Sagar 22
203 Josephine Miles 22
204 Madeline Gleason 22
205 Dorothy Auchterlonie 22
206 Fay Zwicky 22
207 Nukata no Ōkimi (630-690) 21
208 Anne-Marie Albiach 21
209 Jennifer Maiden 21
210 Isabella Whitney 21
211 Sheema Kalbasi 20
212 Grace Mera Molisa (1947-2002) 19
213 Debora Greger 19
214 Chase Twichell 19
215 Rosemary Dobson 19
216 Antigone Kefala 18
217 Nettie Palmer 18
218 Ruth Pitter 17
219 Adalgisa Nery (1905-1980), Brazilian poet, novelist, journalist and politician 17
220 Jordie Albiston 17
221 Florence Earle Coates (1850-1927) 17
222 Linda Gregg 17
223 Tina Darragh 17

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