Most women writers of today have felt a moment of uneasiness when they realized that the literary tradition in which they received their educations is scarce of women writers-hence scarce of women`s consciousness and experiences. Some asserted that studying the traditional literary curriculum inhibited women`s drive for self-knowledge because that contained little trace of women`s consciousness of themselves. This paper is about the stnuggle and achievements of three women writers-Anne Sexton and Adrienne Rich-trying to break the hold of oppressive myths and to create their own voices as namers. For Anne Sexton, finding her own language through poetry was a literal release from a self-destructive drive as she was then undergoing an emotional breakdown due to inner conflict about accomplishing successfully the role of "happy American middle class housewife." Likewise, Sylvia Plath by way of presenting various types of persona renders the plight of people, especially women, who feel caught between nature and society, biology and intellect, and their own self-definition and the expectations of others. Her poems reify the human psyche which wants to put an end to the trapped situation in order to gain rebirth as an autonomous and transfigured self. While Sexton and Plath were unconsciously feminist poets, Rich was and is a very active conscious feminist poet. She underlines the necessity of women poets` naming power in female rather than in male terms in order to survive. She concludes that the (woman) poet should be "an instrument in the shape/of a woman trying to translate pulsations/into images for the relief of body/and the reconstruction of the mind."