Anne Bradstreet is famous for being the first American poet. For Bradstreet, writing poetry was a way to serve God and the community. The problem was that she was a woman, and women were not supposed to write poetry.
Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612–1672) was an English Puritan who sailed with her family to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Bradstreet became the first woman published in England and America with the release of The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America in 1650. Her work often dealt with religious and domestic themes.