THE #SEPTEMBERWOMENPOETS  MASTERLIST

Here’s the alphabetical masterlist for September! I’ll add to this post as needed, but otherwise there will be weekly “looking forward” posts on Saturday mornings (September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) and weekly “looking back” posts on Sunday nights (September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30). There are thirty poets on this list—way more than thirty books—because I have never done anything by half measures in my whole life. This will likely be the template for all the subsequent challenges I participate in. If you decide to read something—be a good #LitCitizen!

USE YOUR LIBRARY
BUY FROM YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE
BUY FROM YOUR LOCAL USED BOOKSTORE

*NB: Titles in boldface I already have in my possession, either from the library, friends, or my own bookshelves. Roman titles I’m still hunting for, and titles marked ¶ are ebooks. This is just my own method of keeping track.


Anna Akhmatova
WAY OF ALL THE EARTH
Trans. D. M. Thomas
Ohio University Press, 1979

Eloisa Amezcua
FROM THE INSIDE QUIETLY
Shetlerbelt Press, 2018

Fatimah Asghar
IF THEY COME FOR US
One World, by Random House, 2018

Margaret Atwood
TWO-HEADED POEMS
A Touchstone Book, 1978

Jill Battson
¶ ASHES ARE BONE AND DUST: POEMS
Insomniac Press, 2001

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
THE LAST TIME I SAW AMELIA EARHART
Persea Books, 2005

Wanda Campbell
LOOKING FOR LUCY
Leaf Press, 2008
KALAMKARI AND CORDILLERA
INANNA Publications, 2017

Lori Cayer
DOPAMINE BLUNDER
Tightrope Books, 2016

Ed. Inara Cedrins, Trans. et al
CONTEMPORARY LATVIAN POETRY
Exiled poets: Astrīde Ivaska, Baiba Bičole, and Aina Kraujiete
Soviet Latvian poets: Vizma Bel
ševica, Ārija Elksne, and Olga Lisovska
An Iowa Translation by University of Iowa Press, 1984

Laura Clarke
DECLINE OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
ECW Press, A Misfit Book, 2015

Laura Da’
TRIBUTARIES
University of Arizona Press, 2015

Shin Dal-ja 
¶ AT DAWN ; THE WIND IS BLOWING ; THE MOMENT I MEET YOU ; ONE TOUCH AND I’LL BURST INTO FLAME
Trans. Brother Anthony of Taizé and Chung Eun-Gwi
From Manoa by University of Hawai’i Press. Volume 27, Number 2, 2015.

Tarfia Faizullah
REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES
Graywolf Press, 2018

Nikki Giovanni
THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI, 1968-1998
Ed. Virginia C Fowler
William Morrow, 2003

Sue Goyette
A BRIEF REINCARNATION OF A GIRL
Gaspereau Press, 2015
PENELOPE: IN FIRST PERSON
Gaspereau Press, 2017

Linda Hogan
THE BOOK OF MEDICINES
Coffee House Press, 1993

Marie Howe
THE KINGDOM OF ORDINARY TIME
W. W. Norton & Co. 2008
¶ WHAT THE LIVING DO
Chadwyck-Healey Inc. 1999

Lynda Hull
GHOST MONEY
University of Massachusetts Press, 1986
¶ STAR LEDGER: POEMS
University of Iowa Press, 1991

Sadie Wernick Hurwitz
A KIND OF ATTACHMENT: A FIVE-PART NOVELLA IN POETRY
Hour Publishing, 1984

Rita Joe
THE BLIND MAN’S EYES: NEW AND SELECTED POETRY
Ed. Ronald Caplan
Wreck Cove Nova Scotia, Breton Books, 2015

Julia Kasdorf
EVE’S STRIPTEASE
University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Laura Kasischke
SPACE, IN CHAINS
Copper Canyon Press, 2011

Shirley Kaufman
RIVERS OF SALT
Copper Canyon Press, 1993

Evelyn Lau
A GRAIN OF RICE
Oolichan Books, 2012
TUMOUR
Oolichan Books, 2015

Sarah Law
¶ MY CONVERTED FATHER
Broken Sleep Books, 2018

Ada Limón
SHARKS IN THE RIVERS
Milkweed Editions, 2010

Heather MacLeod
¶ THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012

Lindsay Marshall
CLAY POTS AND BONES = Pka’wo’qq aq waqntal
Cape Breton University Press, 2014

Carly Joy Miller
CEREMONIAL
Orison Books, 2018

Carol Muske-Dukes
BLUE ROSE
Penguin Poets, 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
LUCKY FISH
Tupelo Press, 2011

Lorine Niedecker
THE GRANITE PAIL: THE SELECTED POEMS OF LORINE NIEDECKER
Ed. Cid Corman
North Point Press, 1985

M. NourbeSe Philip
SHE TRIES HER TONGUE, HER SILENCE SOFTLY BREAKS
Wesleyan University Press, 2014

Irina Ratushinskaya
POEMS: MY HOMELAND
Eds. Philip Balla, Pamela White Hadas, Susan Layton, and Ilya Nykin
Hermitage, 1984

Barbara Jane Reyes
INVOCATION TO DAUGHTERS
City Lights Spotlight, 2017

Adrienne Rich
FOX
W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

Eleonore Schönmaier
¶ DUST BLOWN SIDE OF THE JOURNEY
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
STORIES & SONGS: ISLANDS OF DECOLONIAL LOVE
ARP Books, 2015

Wisława Szymborska
POEMS NEW AND COLLECTED 1957-1997
Ed. Clare Cavanagh and Trans. Stanisław Barańczak
Harcourt Brace 1998

Sarah Tolmie
¶ TRIO
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015

Marina Tsvetayeva 
SELECTED POEMS OF MARINA TSVETAYEVA
Ed. Elaine Feinstein
Oxford University Press, 1971

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
BEAST MERIDIAN
Noemi Press, 2017

Stacey Waite
BUTCH GEOGRAPHY
Tupelo Press, 2013

Margo Wheaton
¶ THE UNLIT PATH BEHIND THE HOUSE
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016

Wendy Willis
BLOOD SISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC
Press 53, 2012

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