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FROST, Robert Lee [1875-1963] -- American poet

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Poet Laureate of Vermont

America's poet: The leading American poet of the 20th century. Much honored, he was the first to win four Pulitzers.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The Road Not Taken 1916
A style, form and meter traditionalist, Frost remained aloof and unmoved by the currents stirring poesy in the first half of the twentieth century. He once called Carl Sandburg [1878-1967] a fraud for his more colloquial style.  -30-
 

Chronology

1890/04
His first published poem, "La Noche Triste", appears in the Lawrence High School Bulletin
1892
Studied at Dartmouth College
1893
Instructor in Latin at his mother's private school in Lawrence, MA
1897-1999
Studied at Harvard College
1900-1905
Lived on a farm his grandfather bought for him in Derry, NH
1905-1911
Teacher in English at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
1911-1912
Teacher of psychology at the NH State Normal School at Plymouth
1912
Sailed to England to devote his time to writing poetry
1912/09-1914
Lived in Beaconsfield, BKM, ENG
1914
Was a farmer at Little Iddens, GLS
1915
He purchased a farm at South Shaftsbury, VT
1915/03
He returned to America
1916-1920
Professor of English at Dartmouth College
1920-?
Summer lecturer at the Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury College
1923-1925
Professor of English at Dartmouth College
1924
Pulitzer Prize for poetry ("New Hampshire")
1925-1926
Fellow in Letters, University of Michigan
1926
Professor of English at Dartmouth College
1931
Pulitzer Prize for poetry ("Collected Poems")
1931
Loines Prize for Poetry
1933
A fellow at Pierson College of Yale University
1936
Charles Eliot Norton professor of poetry at Harvard
1936-1939
Member of Board of Overseers, Harvard
1937
Pulitzer Prize for poetry ("A Further Range")
1937
Mark Twain Medal
1938
Gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1939-1941
Ralph Waldo Emerson fellow at Harvard College
1941
Silver medal of the Poetry Society of America
1941
Fellow in American civilization (Harvard?)
1943
Pulitzer Prize for poetry ("Witness Tree").
1943-?
Ticknor Fellow in the Humanities at Dartmouth College
1948-1963
Simpson Lecturer in Literature, Amherst
1953
Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets
1958
Consultant in Poetry to the U.S. Library of Congress
1958
Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1959-1961
Honorary Consultant in the Humanities at the Library of Congress
1960
Congress passes bill awarding Frost a gold medal in recognition of his poetry
1961
Vermont state legislature names Frost "Poet Laureate of Vermont"
1963
Bollingen Prize for Poetry

Selected Works

  • A Boy's Will London, 1913
  • Collected Poems New York, 1922
  • Collected Poems New York, 1930 (Pulitzer)
  • Collected Poems New York, 1939
  • Come In and Other Poems New York, 1945
  • Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949
  • From Snow to Snow New York, 1936
  • Further Range New York, 1936 (Pulitzer)
  • Gold Hesperidee New York 1936
  • Lone Striker New York, 1933
  • Mountain Interval New York, 1916
  • New Hampshire New York, 1923 (Pulitzer)
  • North of Boston London, 1914; New York, 1914
  • Selected Poems New York, 1934
  • A Way Out (a play) New York, 1934
  • West-running Brook New York, 1928
  • Witness Tree New York, 1942 (Pulitzer)
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