MAKERS We're Celebrating On National Poetry Month

This April we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month. The commemorative month was started by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and continues to be one of the largest literary celebrations in the world.

This month, we're sharing the MAKERS stories of five feminist poets who have inspired us both in their writing and also in their transformative journeys.

Click through our gallery to learn the stories, fast facts, and poetry from these female writers.

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