By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American ladies have had a protracted and important effect at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 girls, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different forms of writers.

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Athens: Ohio University Press/ Swallow Press, 2005. Frank, Elizabeth. Louise Bogan: A Portrait. New York: Knopf, 1985. McClatchy, J. , ed. The Voice of the Poet: Five American Women—Gertrude Stein, Edna St. Vincent Millay, H. , Louise Bogan, and Muriel Rukeyser. Random House Audio Bk&Cassett edition, 2001. } Bombeck, Erma Louise Fiste (1927–1996) journalist, essayist, novelist Erma Bombeck is one of America’s most beloved and widely read humorists, columnists, and authors. Of the 13 books she wrote, 10 appeared on the New York Times best seller list.

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003. ———. Forever Erma: Best-Loved Writing from America’s Favorite Humorist. : Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997. ———. I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise: Children Surviving Cancer. New York: Harper, 1989. Edwards, Susan. Erma Bombeck: A Life in Humor. New York: Avon Books, 1997. ” The Erma Bombeck Online Museum. Available online. asp. Downloaded on January 19, 2007. } Bonfils, Martha Winifred Sweet Black (Annie Laurie) (1863–1936) journalist Winifred Black Bonfils spent much of her nearly 50-year career as a star reporter for the San Francisco Examiner.

Sweet also worked undercover in a cotton mill and a fruit cannery and got to interview President Benjamin Harrison by hiding beneath a dining table on his train and then surprising him as he sat down to eat. In 1896 she moved to New York to cover William Jennings Bryan’s presidential campaign. But she missed the West, and in 1898 went to Utah to report on polygamy among Mormon communities for the Denver Post. Sadly, she had two unsuccessful marriages—first to Orlow Black and then to Charles Alden Bonfils—and two of her three children died when they were young.

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