Anne Bradstreet


Born: 1612
Died: 16 September 1672
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England
Best known as: America's first poet

Name at birth: Anne Dudley

Anne Bradstreet emigrated to Massachusetts with her father and her husband in 1630. Her husband later became a governor of the colony, while Anne wrote poetry and raised their eight children. She is considered the first significant poet of Puritan-era America. Bradstreet's volumes include The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America and Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning.

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