10 incredible female poets for Women’s History Month
Every March, we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month. Below are 10 powerful women who have shaped American poetry and inspired a new generation of female poets, curated by Staff Culture Writer Layomi Adeojo:Rupi KaurEmbed from Getty ImagesIf you’re on Instagram, you’ve likely stumbled across Kaur’s work. Her poetry, which features bold writing coupled with simple, yet compelling illustrations, touches on themes like love, femininity and identity. Emily DickinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesOne of the most famous poets in US history, Emily Dickinson ushered in a new era of poetry that experimented with non-traditional forms of poetry. In addition to writing poetry, she has also authored a nonfiction book titled “Minor Feelings”, which provides a close examination of America’s racial consciousness and Anti-Asian racism.themiamihurricane.com
Students write inaugural poems for poetry academy contest
The official inaugural poem will be read during Wednesday's ceremony by Amanda Gorman, the countrys first Youth Poet Laureate. The 17-year-old has won a contest organized by the Academy of American Poets for which students under 18 wrote their own inaugural poems in anticipation of Wednesday's swearing in of President-elect Joe Biden. Applicants for the Inaugural Poem Project were urged to submit work that reflects “on the country’s challenges, strengths, and hope for its future," according to the guidelines. Knight will receive $1,000, and her work — along with the poems of two runners-up — will be featured on Poets.org and in American Poets magazine. The official inaugural poem will be read during Wednesday's ceremony by Amanda Gorman, the country’s first Youth Poet Laureate.