Feministing Follow Friday: Feminist Poets Edition, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing style
After two weeks recommending feminist fiction writers on Twitter, we wanted to shout out to some of our favorite poets. Who are yours?

  • Warsan Shire (@warsan_shire): writer. poetry editor at SPOOK magazine. author of ‘teaching my mother how to give birth’.
  • Kima Jones (@kima_jones): Afrofuturist. 2013 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices poetry fellow.
  • Dorothea Lasky (@DorotheaLasky): I am the author of AWE, Black Life, and Thunderbird, all out from Wave Books.
  • Mahogany L. Brown (@mobrowne): I’m using this space to write letters. Because I write things. Nuyorican Poets Cafe Curator, Cave Canem & Poets House Fellow #TwitterBook
  • Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou): The official Twitter account for Dr. Maya Angelou. Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, civil-rights activist, producer and director.

Nominate more poets for next week’s installment in the comments! Links appreciated. And, of course, make sure to follow @feministing.

Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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