At first, I was appalled by the lack of women in this infographic.
Ava Fails

Oh, Jeez. 
Sylvia Plath, Marianne Moore, Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Sara Teasdale, Amy Lowell, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Julia Ward Howe, and how many dozens of 1960s-70s singer-songwriters.

Heck, I was singing “Remember September” by May Justus just the other day. How many of childhood’s poems are by women with three names, and how much have they influenced one’s introduction to the music of words?

But of course it is much cooler if you attribute your poesy to some 18th century dead white guy.

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