To My Dear and Loving Husband
by Anne Bradstreet
To My Dear and Loving Husband Resources
Here's a totally awesome website about Bradstreet that includes a biography, poems, links, and more
A lengthy biography of the poet can be found here, and will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about our poet, and then some.
In case you just want the highlights, here's a timeline of Bradstreet's life from the website of a college American Literature course
Yep, she's kind of a big deal.
A guy (with a great 'stache!) talks about Anne Bradstreet for two minutes.
Radio interviewer Scott Simon interviews poet and author Charlotte Gordon, who wrote a biography of Bradstreet in 2005. This segment is full of interesting insight about Bradstreet's life, Puritan culture, and what it was like to be a female poet in the 1600s. It's awesome stuff, so enjoy listening.
A brief overview of Bradstreet's life, complete with stirring music.
A woman named Liza Ross reads the poem. It's kind of neat to hear it in a woman's voice, and to imagine what Bradstreet herself might have sounded like.
Here's a famous painting of the poet in typical Puritan garb.
A drawing of Bradstreet's "dear and loving husband," Simon.
Check out the title page of the first edition (1650) of Bradstreet's book. When you read the whole title, you'll be glad things are a bit shorter these days.
A picture of Bradstreet's headstone in North Andover, Massachusetts. While the words on the stone are nice, we wish they had put one of her own poems up there.
This gate at Harvard University is named after Anne Bradstreet. Talk about living "ever."
Here's a manuscript version of a poem Bradstreet wrote for her son, complete with ink smudges.