Anne Bradstreet Poems
Selected Works, Bradstreet, Anne. By the University of Virginia American Studies Program 2002-2003.
Anne Bradstreet, Biography
Anne Bradstreet was the first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published.
Much of her work indicates that she had a difficult time resolving the conflict she experienced between the pleasures of sensory and familial experience and the promises of heaven. As a Puritan she struggled to subdue her attachment to the world, but as a woman she sometimes felt more strongly connected to her husband, children, and community than to God.
The Fens, also known as the Fenland(s), is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. In Anne of the Fens, a historical novel by Gretchen Gibbs, Anne Dudley helps a young rebel escape from Tattershall Castle through the watery Fens.