NEW Poetess Site Being Launched

Summer 2022

Please be patient with us as we move things over!


Written and published during what one literary critic has called the “bull market” of poetry, writings in the poetess tradition were disseminated in myriad collections – miscellanies, beauties, literary annuals, gift books – and achieved prominence . . . .

Update August 2017

Poetess Archive Upgrade

We are upgrading the site with new texts, and so some links may be temporarily unavailable. We will finish this month.

New to the Poetess Archive August 2017

Editor Mary Waters

New to the Poetess Archive August 2015

Editor Mary Waters

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