Honestly, I do not know what possessed me to attempt to tackle this topic, but here it is: there is no essential difference between male and female poets. In fact, I would bet dollars to doughnuts  that in a blind taste test, it would be nearly impossible to accurately guess the gender of any given poet by the poem alone.*** The range of approaches and poetic concerns within each gender grouping are just too vast; in other words the category "women poets " is so broad as to be nearly meaningless.
Okay for all that. What is important here is that I get to provide links to some of my favorite poets in the HCPL collection who happen to be the owners of two x chromosomes .
A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now  / edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone 
A Certain Attitude: Poems by Seven Texas Women  / edited by Laura B. Kennelly
All of the Above / Dorothy Barresi [ebook]
Ash  / Sharan Strange [ebook]
The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos  / Anne Carson 
Classical Women Poets  / translated & introduced by Josephine Balmer.
The Collected Early Poems: 1950-1970  / Adrienne Rich .
The Complete Poems: 1927-1979  / Elizabeth Bishop 
The Complete Poems  / Marianne Moore  
The Complete Poetical Works  / Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
Connecting the Dots  / Maxine Kumin 
The Dream of the Unified Field  / Jorie Graham 
Elegy: Poems  / Mary Jo Bang
Evening Train  / Denise Levertov 
Half Way Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems / Rachel Hadas
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho  / translated by Anne Carson
Late Wife: Poems  / Claudia Emerson
Lucifer at the Starlite / Kim Addonizio  
Monologue of a Dog: New Poems  / Wislawa Szymborska
No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth Century American Women Poets  / edited by Florence Howe
The Penguin Book of Women Poets  / edited by Carol Cosman, et al.
Poems: New and Selected 1957-1997  / Wislawa Szymborska
Selected Poems  / H. D.
These Are Not Sweet Girls: Latin American Women Poets  / edited by Marjorie Angosín
Versed  / Rae Armantrout
Victorian Women Poets: A New Annotated Anthology  / edited by Virginia Blain
The Wild Iris  / Louise Glück .
The Works of Anne Bradstreet  /
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