Anne Bradstreet (03:34)Anne Bradstreet was the first female poet in the American colonies. She wrote from and about the female sphere, and she remains one of the only known female writers from the 17th century.
Phillis Wheatley (02:26)Phillis Wheatley, a highly educated slave, was the first black woman to be published. Though her experience in slavery was an anomaly, her work has been praised by Alice Walker for keeping open the tradition of writing for those who came after her.
Spoon River Anthology: A Poetic Portrait Gallery: Poems about Marriage (03:06)The first part of this clip covers Anne Bradstreet, Judith Viorst is covered in the second half. The first important poet in America wrote in the 17th century. One of Anne Bradstreet's poems pictures the loving relationship between her husband and her. Judith Viorst draws her picture of a loving relationship in "True Love."