Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672)  was born in Northamptonshire but emigrated to America with her husband and parents with the Winthrop Puritan group. She became one of the first poets to write English verse in the American colonies. Her work was published by her brother-in-law in England in 1650 under the title The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America.  Her most admired work, a sequence of religious poems called Contemplations, was not published until the nineteenth century.

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