Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet

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Little, Brown, Mar 23, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Though her work is a staple of anthologies of American poetry, Anne Bradstreet has never before been the subject of an accessible, full-scale biography for a general audience. Anne Bradstreet is known for her poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," among others, and through John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." With her first collection, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, she became the first published poet, male or female, of the New World. Many New England towns were founded and settled by Anne Bradstreet's family or their close associates--characters who appear in these pages.

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Review: Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet

User Review  - Mroberts - Goodreads

This book was actually pretty enjoyable (and easy) to read, and very educational. ( But it would seems that the author might be taking some 'liberty' with the feminist viewpoint (added 'tension' perhaps), but I didn't live back then, either, so I wouldn't really know..) Read full review

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User Review  - Mia Parviainen - Goodreads

I'll begin my review with a confession: I'm an English teacher, but I've never been a real fan of American literature, especially before the 1860s. Seriously. I love the Greek and Roman classics, Jane ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Charlotte Gordon has published two books of poetry, and her poems have appeared in The Cumberland Review, Kalliope, and The Southern Poetry Review, among others. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Boston University.

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