Anne Finch (nÃ©e Kingsmill), Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), was one of the first female English poets to be published. She was well educated as her family believed in good education for girls as well as for boys. Today, some consider her to be Englandâ¿¿s best female poet prior to the nineteenth century. While Finch also authored fables and plays, today she is best known for her poetry: lyric poetry, odes, love poetry and prose poetry. Later literary critics recognized the diversity of her poetic output as well as its personal and intimate style. Her works include: Miscellany Poems: On Several Occasions (1713) and Aristomenes; or, The Royal Shepherd (1713).