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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- Anne Bradstreet: Poems and Meditations - To sing of Wars, of Captains, and of Kings, Of Cities founded, Common-wealths begun, For my mean Pen are too superior things; Or how they all, or each
- Anne Bradstreet: The Flesh and the Spirit - In secret place where once I stood Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood, I heard two sisters reason on Things that are past and things to come. One Fles
- Anne Bradstreet: Another - Phoebus make haste, the day's too long, be gone, The silent night's the fittest time for moan; But stay this once, unto my suit give ear, And tell my