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po·et·ess

 (pō′ĭ-tĭs)
n.
Derogatory A woman who is a writer of poems. See Usage Note at -ess.
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poetess

(ˈpəʊɪtɛs)
n
(Poetry) poetry archaic literary a female writer of poems
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po•et•ess

(ˈpoʊ ɪ tɪs)

n.
a woman who writes poetry.
[1520–30]
usage: See -ess.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poetess - a woman poetpoetess - a woman poet        
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
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poetess

noun
One who writes poetry:
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poetess

(o.f.) [ˈpəʊɪtes] Npoetisa f
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poetess

nDichterin f, → Poetin f (old)
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poetess

[ˈpəʊɪtɛs] npoetessa
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References in classic literature ?
It is tinged with the Pre-Raphaelite mystic medievalism; and a quiet and most affecting sadness is its dominant trait; but the power and beauty of a certain small part of it perhaps entitle her to be called the chief of English poetesses.
Prof Dr Munwar Hashmi was of the view that poetry in the book of Kiran Rubab Naqvi has distinction position among her contemporary poetesses due to certain individuality.
Prof Dr Munwar Hashmi was off the view that poetry in the book of Kiran Rubab Naqvi has distinction position among her contemporary poetesses due to certain individuality.
Punjab University Urdu Development Committee translated work of Danish's renowned poetess, writer and broadcaster Sadaf Mirza's work on Danish poetesses. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar and Chairman Dr Muhammad Kamran appreciated the creations of Sadaf Mirza and said that her book highlighted the quality of work of Danish poetess.
Over 40 poets and poetesses from all over Punjab recited their poetry in the event.
Ms Sindhu Pirzado in her paper on 'Poetess of District Larkano' said that Larkana had given birth to many poetesses who expressed their feelings and added to the richness of Sindhi language.
Over 350 poetesses from across India and 14 foreign countries, attired in their traditional dresses, took part in the conference.
Les deux poetesses invitees pour l'occasion, Saliha Imekraz et Nadia Sebkhi, ont, une heure et demie durant, lyriquement abreuve le public de belles rimes.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, May 5 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait-based Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation held a ceremony on Thursday to distribute prizes to the winners of poets and poetesses. The first prize went to Mohammad Turki Hegazi from Jordan, while Khaled Al-Waghlani from Tunisia and Ahmad Balbola from Egypt won the second and third prizes respectively.
The festival has also invited three well-known poetesses to recite two poems every night.
All women poets are aware that "poetess" is code for "drippy, sentimental, female poet." Here, however, "the Poetess" explains in her column that in the interest of equality she "applies the term poetess to men and women, good poetesses and bad." Who is her favorite poetess?
While I concur with Paula Bernat Bennett's suggestion that it might "be more accurate as well as less confusing to speak of Poetess poems or Poetess thematics, rather than of Poetesses per se," the association of public women's poetry with the fictional poetess figure means that a strict distinction between the empirical author and imagined poetess persona is difficult to maintain ("Was Sigourney a Poetess?" 270).