Here is the original introduction from the original WOMPO website (now defunct).
Wompo is a listserv devoted to the discussion of Women’s Poetry. Membership is open to all individuals who are interested in discussing poetry written by women. Information about joining the discussion can be found here.
Wompo members also sponsor Foremothers, women poets no longer alive whose work has inspired and encouraged members. Biographical information and sample poems about Foremothers are available. Please send email if you are interested in sponsoring a Foremother.
Beginning May 2018, I am reviving this tradition on The Literary Nest. To kick off the series, I have reprinted the very first write up by Annie Finch posted to the WOMPO website.
Every few weeks, I will post a new foremother write up. To submit to this feature please follow the format used in this write-up and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Foremother.”