Anne Bradstreet Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the famous writer Anne Bradstreet. Many people were interested in her multifaceted work, and even now many connoisseurs of English literature are happy to re-read her works. Celebrated on September 16th.
The future writer was born in 1612 in one of the largest cities in England – Northampton. After coming of age, Anna moved to America with her husband. At this time, the girl was already actively writing poetry. In parallel, she raised eight children and worked at home.
Anna’s main merit is that she became the first author whose works began to be published in the colonies of North America. At home, they learned about her work thanks to the brother-in-law of the poetess, who took her works with him and published them in England with her name preserved.
The works of Anna Bradstreet raised important and general philosophical themes: beauty, death, society and religion. The poetess died on September 16, 1672, and before that she was seriously ill with tuberculosis. The last poetic book entitled “To My Dear and Loving Husband” was published after Anna’s death.
- The poet’s father and her husband helped found Harvard University in 1636.
- The bulk of the woman’s writings are devoted to family members, and they are quite personal in nature, full of emotional experiences and painful reflections.
How to celebrate
Relax on this day and immerse yourself in the reading of the poems of the poetess, feel their versatility. Also on Anne Bradstreet Day, some libraries hold themed events dedicated to her life and work. Visit them and learn more about the first woman to conquer North America with her art.
When is Anne Bradstreet Day celebrated in 2022?
Anne Bradstreet Day is observed on September 16 each year.