The paper presents the work of three female poets - Anja Golob, Nina Dragičević and Kaja Teržan - who in recent times have enriched the Slovene poetic scene and received prestigious awards. In their collections, the social construct of the female gender is visible in situations, roles, experiences and personal relations, as well as in the conception of the subject - diminished, marginal, diffuse, nascent - in communication and emotional relations. Although the woman is traumatised, intimidated and in a subservient position, she challenges social norms, insists on personal freedom and independence, fights for survival at the social margins, and defends herself against violent incursions into her personal space and psyche. Female poets live from art and for art, and so they are linguistically and formally innovative. They replace the linear story with combined fragments; to descriptions they bring sensual, emotional aspects and rhythm; they bring dynamism to monologue by using multiple perspectives and voices. Instead of vertical power relations, they emphasise horizontal connections between equals; instead of conformism (masks, appearances, roles, functions), they bet on the sensitive and flexible body.