Who is Anne Bradstreet?

Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (born Anne Dudley; c. 1612 – September 16, 1672) was the first poet and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.

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    A pilgrim I on earth perplext,
    with sinns, with cares and sorrows vext,
    By age and paines brought to decay,
    and my Clay house mouldring away,
    Oh how I long to be at rest
    and soare on high among the blest!
    —Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672)

    My weary limbs are scarcely stretched for repose, before red dawn peeps into my chamber window, and the birds in the whispering leaves over the roof, apprise me by their sweetest notes that another day of toil awaits me. I arise, the harness is hastily adjusted and once more I step upon the tread-mill.
    —“E. B.,” U.S. farmer. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)