First verse: Searching for America’s first published poet

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First verse: Searching for America’s first published poet

A handwritten manuscript called “Meditations Divine and Moral” by 17th century poet Anne Bradstreet, who was the Colonies’ first published poet. Her actual burial place is not known.
Samuel Bradstreet’s name appears on the title page of a 1678 edition of the book: “Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning,” commonly referred to as “The Tenth Muse,” by 17th century American poet Anne Bradstreet.
A commemorative marker for 17th century American poet Anne Bradstreet at an old burial ground in North Andover, Mass. The actual resting place for Bradstreet, who was the North American continent’s first published poet, is not known.
Christy Pottroff, assistant professor of English at Merrimack College, left, and Merrimack College junior Taylor Galusha, of Wethersfield, Conn., walk through an old burial ground, in North Andover, Mass. A memorial marker for poet Anne Bradstreet, not shown, is at the cemetery. Bradstreet was the North American continent’s first published poet. Her actual burial place isn’t known.

First verse: Searching for America’s first published poet

A handwritten manuscript called “Meditations Divine and Moral” by 17th century poet Anne Bradstreet, who was the Colonies’ first published poet. Her actual burial place is not known.
Samuel Bradstreet’s name appears on the title page of a 1678 edition of the book: “Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning,” commonly referred to as “The Tenth Muse,” by 17th century American poet Anne Bradstreet.
A commemorative marker for 17th century American poet Anne Bradstreet at an old burial ground in North Andover, Mass. The actual resting place for Bradstreet, who was the North American continent’s first published poet, is not known.
Christy Pottroff, assistant professor of English at Merrimack College, left, and Merrimack College junior Taylor Galusha, of Wethersfield, Conn., walk through an old burial ground, in North Andover, Mass. A memorial marker for poet Anne Bradstreet, not shown, is at the cemetery. Bradstreet was the North American continent’s first published poet. Her actual burial place isn’t known.
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