Art / Feminism

Poetry & Women’s Equality Day


Poets.Org Twitter Feed for Womens Equality Day

This morning, thanks to The American Academy of Poets twitter feed, I noticed that today is, Women’s Equality Day. Of course, as a published poet, and curator of a reading series in NYC, I admire all  writers of all genres but today,it seems very fitting that I  pay special attention to female poets and organizations that do a great job of featuring them.

Here are some of my favorite online resources for poetry, websites of poetry-related organizations, literary journals that specialize in featuring women writers, and some great feminist organizations. Read more female poets!  Of course, there are tons of other journals, websites and reading series that showcase amazing female writing in all forms.  Also, check out this interview with Womens Quarterly Conversation, where I discussed a few of the female poets I especially admire.


The Academy of American Poets


Cave Canem

Dodge Poetry Festival website


The Poetry Foundation

Poets House

The Richard Hugo House

Unchaste Reading Series   an all-female reading series, I discovered while planning my Pacific NW Book Tour)

VIDA  ( and make sure you see, “The Count”)

Womens Studies Quarterly (published by the Feminist Press)


Leah Umansky
Leah’s first collection of poems, Domestic Uncertainties is out from BlazeVOX Books. She is also the host & curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG and Tin House, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus, and a live twit for The Best American Poetry Blog. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as: POETRY, Barrow Street, Catch-up, and The Brooklyn Rail. Read more at: Follow me on Twitter: @Lady_Bronte


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