Phillis Wheatley is an early American poet who wrote poems about the people in her life and her faith. She was raised as a slave in New England and was taught to read and write by her owners’ daughter. She eventually traveled to England where her works “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral” were published.

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For more about Wheatley visit:
http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/phillis_wheatley/biography

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