Robert Frost - American Poet

Frost Postage Stamp

American postage stamp issued on March 26, 1974
honouring Robert Frost on the Centenary of his Birth

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. By the time of his death on January 29, 1963, he had established himself as the most recognized of American poets.

The Road Not Taken
"The Road Not Taken" is one of Frost's poems displayed on the nature trail at the Frost Farm.

The Frost Place

The Frost Place is now a centre for poetry and the arts housing a poet each summer to give readings in the old timber barn. Frost lived here with his wife, and four children from 1915 to 1920 after returning from two-and-a-half years in England. While living in Bethlehem, he found this house and barn, built on Ore Hill with an excellent view of Mount Lafayette (visible in the background graphic). The owner, Willis Herbert, agreed to sell the property for a thousand dollars.

During his five years in this area Frost wrote many of the poems that would later appear in his third and fourth books, Mountain Interval (1916) and New Hampshire (1923). He worked sitting at his desk in the parlor to your left or, in warmer weather, on the front porch.

Finding the climate too cold for growing fruit and vegetables, Frost moved to South Shaftsbury, Vermont, but spent many subsequent summers in rented accommodation in Franconia.

The Line-Gang
The poem "The Line Gang" is displayed on a telephone pole on the Frost farm nature trail.

The Frost Place. Franconia, New Hampshire : The Frost Place, 2002.

Ellman, Richard and Robert O'Clair (ed.). "Robert Frost" in Modern Poems. New York : W.W. Norton, 1976.

Reference Materials on Sale from

Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney (Contributor), Derek Walcott (Contributor)

Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged by Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem (Editor)

Robert Frost Poetry Collection [UNABRIDGED] by Robert Frost (Audio Cassette)

The Runaway by Robert Frost, Glenna Lang (Illustrator)

The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost, Edward C. Lathem (Editor)

Interviews With Robert Frost by Robert Frost (Editor), Edward Connery Lathem (Editor)

You Come Too: Favorite Poems for All Ages by Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People by Clifton Fadiman, Robert Frost (Audio Cassette)

The Ordeal of Robert Frost: The Poet and His Poetics by Mark Richardson

The background image was created using a photograph of the view of the White
Mountains of New Hampshire from the house of the Frost Farm in Franconia.

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