Picture of Anne Bradstreet, poet; seventeenth century British Literature / English Literature and poetry
Book Art by Jim Rosenau
Bradstreet, Berryman, Wheatley
On this day in 1672 Anne Bradstreet, the first published poet of the American colonies, died. Many of her poems are conventional, but others have personality and a New World edge: "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue, / Who sayes, my hand a needle better fits. . . ." Such lines inspired John Berryman to Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, the collection which brought him first fame.

 

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