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Today is International Women's Day, and, like I have in the past, I'm looking back at some of the remarkable female authors I've enjoyed reading over the past year. From the top left:

1. Iris Tree, English poet
2. MFK Fisher, American food writer and novelist
3. Hilda Doolitle, American poet
4. Patricia Highsmith, American novelist
5. Jay McPherson, Canadian lyric poet and scholar
6. Shelagh Delaney, Irish playwright
7. Helen Thomas, English memoirist & wife of poet Edward Thomas
8. Elizabeth Jennings, English poet
9. Jane Gaskell, American novelist

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