British women's poetry includes a feminist, experimental strain exemplified by Geraldine Monk, Denise Riley and Wendy Mulford. This poetry has grown since the 1970s, nourished by little presses. It has a poetics which experiments with the conventional self found in lyric poetry, the "I" who is speaking the poem. This experimentation facilitates social and political inquiry besides investigation of self. Examples from the three poets are presented and analyzed.