On Being Brought from Africa to America
by Phillis Wheatley
On Being Brought from Africa to America Resources
Here's a cool link to a website for Meredith Bergmann, an artist who made a bronze sculpture of Wheatley for Boston's Women Memorial.
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Wheatley, plus a smattering of her poems.
Here's a short video essay about Wheatley's life.
Check out this short, oddly animated interview where Wheatley gives you the lowdown on her life as a poet. Enjoy. The. Robot. Voices.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing (er, monotone) sounds of Wheatley's poem read aloud.
Here's a free recording of the first poems in Wheatley's book. Hit the 8:20 mark for "On Being Brought."
Here's small painting of Phillis Wheatley looking all dolled up.
Here's a pic of the title page of Wheatley's groundbreaking book of poems. And no, it wasn't taken with Instagram—this book really is that vintage.
Articles and Interviews
Check out this short article covering Phillis Wheatley's life and career.
A short essay about Wheatley's use of heroic couplets.
Here's a link to Phillis Wheatley's complete writings.