“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou once wrote. The incredibly prolific and powerful lady is also one of the best living feminist poets around, though she hasn’t always been completely on board with the prevailing logic of the cause. “The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love,” she wrote. “See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.” We want to join your revolution, Maya.
To Read: “Phenomenal Woman”
All ten - Adrienne Rich, Alice Walker, Anne Waldman, Carol Ann Duffy, Carolyn Kizer, Katha Pollitt, Lyn Hejinian, Margaret Atwood, Maxine Kumin, Maya Angelou, Susan Howe