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Infant Death in Puritan New England, The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet

December 06, 2023 Emily Carrington, Maria Servold
Hope Blooms: Surviving Miscarriage Together
Infant Death in Puritan New England, The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet
Show Notes

Anne Bradstreet weathered the harsh New England Winters and the hard life of starting a society in the new world. 

America's first poet, Bradstreet chronicles the joy and pain of her life experience. While she never lost any of her own children  - she suffered the grief of infant death losing several of her grandchildren. 

Her poetry points to the pain and grief of losing a little one all too soon. In this episode Emily and Maria look at two of her poems. Nearly 400 years later her grief connects mothers across centuries. 

Mourning Poems: 
https://wams.nyhistory.org/early-encounters/english-colonies/anne-bradstreet-mourning-poetry/

More about Bradstreet: 
https://poetryarchive.org/poet/anne-bradstreet/


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