Louise Labé

Louise Labé, also known as La Belle Cordière, or the Beautiful Ropemaker, was a French Renaissance poet who espoused early feminist values. She was well-educated as a young woman, and she began writing her own poetry in 1545. Her works in English include Complete poetry and prose: a bilingual edition and Love sonnets & elegies.

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