Hundreds of women published poetry during this period.
Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, in 1950, with Annie Allen.
Marianne Moore was the first woman to win another top poetry honor, the Bollingen Prize, in 1952.
In the 1960s and 1970s Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were known for very personal poems about their emotional struggles; both committed suicide.
Ms. magazine, edited by Gloria Steinem, first came out in 1972; it soon had 350,000 readers.