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Anne Bradstreet

Poet
Date Of Birth:
1612
Date Of Death:
16 September 1672
Place Of Birth:
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.