“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they/we were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. We must learn to respect ourselves and our needs more than the fear of our differences, and we must learn to share ourselves with each other,” said Audre Lorde, whose words bear repeating, especially today, as we begin our celebration of Women’s History Month.
This March we aim to recognize women past, present, and future—those “who do not have a voice” and those who have lent their voices to history, including artists and writers like Lorde. In celebration of these women—and all women—check out our selection of poems, audio, videos, essays, and more by and about classic and contemporary poets.