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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This was a pretty good novel. I loved reading about this puritan girl and her beliefs. I believe that the author put too much of her opinion into the novel though. I would suggest this book to anyone ... Read full review

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An in depth look at the life and times of Anne Dudley Bradstreet, American's first poet and my 10th great-grandmother. 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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