5 Female Poets
"a list of 5" by shenelva Abigail booij
1. Rupi Kaur
You’ve probably already seen her work on Instagram. The poems and illustrations from her book ‘Milk and Honey’ have taken the Internet by storm. The book takes you on a journey through different seasons of Rupi’s life; the hurt, the love, the breakdowns and - finally - the healing.
Each chapter is written with an overwhelming amount of honesty, and perfectly describes how life-changing obstacles - like rape and abuse - ruled her life, and ended up transforming into lessons and growth.
2. Maya Angelou
The late Maya is one of the most inspiring and phenomenal women in history. She was an actress, singer, teacher and best known for her work as a poet and civil rights activist. It was the book ‘I know why the caged bird sings’ that brought her international fame. Even after her passing, her words, wisdom and legacy are still very much alive.
Marina is a Dutch poet, a people-person and an advocate of love who believes in the power of words. She regularly visits our events and is also a contributor to our blog, so there’s a big chance that you’ve already met her or will meet her during our upcoming events!
She recently published her book ‘Lily in the Wild Field’ which exists of mainly English but also some Dutch poetry. Poems which take you from dark alleys to wild oceans and glorious sunlight.
Alexandra Elle, also known as Alex Elle,lives in Washington DC and uses writing as her therapy. Her main goal of writing is to find healing. Through her published books and her poems on Instagram, a lot of people are able learn about developing a deep sense of self-love, as well as about the importance of self-care.
Melody is an art director, musician, poet and graphic designer from Switzerland who is currently living in Canada. She’s known for her simple but relatable poetry and illustrations. Her poetry work exists of handwritten quotes and thoughts. She never uses digital fonts. Melody recently made the artwork for two albums of famous singer ‘Goldlink’ and for the E.P. of DJ Hanna Faith.