Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet was a prominent English poet and one of the first female writers to be recognized in the New World. She was a Puritan, born in Northampton England. She migrated with her parents to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Her writing focuses on her struggles with life, her family, and her faith. Read more about Anne Bradstreet.

Before the Birth of One of Her Children

‘Before the Birth of One of Her Children’ by Anne Bradstreet is a moving poem about a woman’s opinion on death. Inspired by her pregnancy, the speaker pens this epistolary to her husband.

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