Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses

Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses
Ono no Komachi.

Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses

The Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses (Nyōbō Sanjūrokkasen 女房三十六歌仙) was a list of female poets compiled by Fujiwara no Norikane inside a compilation known as the Poetry Tournament of Thirty-Six Women Poetic Geniuses (Nyōbō Sanjūrokunin uta-wase). This list was compiled in the Kamakura Period.1

Below is a list of the current poets from the list that we have on our website. This will increase over time.

  1. Ono no Komachi

Footnotes

1. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.

Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses