Lesbian Poetry: Who Has a Suggestion?

I’ve been a big fan of Adrienne Rich since my sophomore year of college in Baltimore, and my copy of The Fact of a Doorframe is much-loved indeed.  I recently discovered Marilyn Hacker, whom I am absolutely in love with.  She makes me think of a female Ferlinghetti, which is fabulous.  But I just realised that those two, plus Audre Lourde (also amazing) are the only lesbian poets I know.  Anyone have a favourite to share?

ps – If you’re in the book club, suggestions close and poll goes up at the end of the weekend.  Get those suggestions in!


About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

Posted on October 17, 2008, in lesbian, pop culture and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Mary Oliver, Kay Ryan (the new US Poet Laureate). And of course, there’s a case for Emily Dickinson.

  2. Hi, Great blog! Here is an older list of books by lesbian poets that I recommend: http://julierenszer.blogspot.com/2006/04/top-ten-books-of-contemporary-lesbian.html.


  3. alesbianandascholar

    Thank you both! And GeekPornGirl, thanks for the reminder about Kay Ryan! I saw a blurb about her in the Times when she was named poet laureate and meant to check her out.

  4. Jackie Kay and Elizabeth Bishop

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