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Robert Frost's Birthday
March 26

By Sarah Lane
Jan 20, 2008, 14:43 PST

Robert Frost

March 26, 1874
San Francisco, California

January 29, 1963
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert Frost was, quite simply, one of America’s leading 20th century poets. His poetry has been called traditional, experimental, regional, universal, and even pastoral. His teenage years and early twenties consisted of various jobs including teaching, working in a mill, reporting and editing, and working as a cobbler. In 1895, Frost married Elinor White and for the next ten years his life would be devoted to writing his rarely published poems. Frost received numerous academic, literary, and public honors and also won the Pulitzer Prize four times. He won it for New Hampshire in 1923, Collected Poems in 1930, A Further Range in 1936, and A Witness Tree in 1942. Robert Frost’s first professional poem “My Butterfly” was published on November 8, 1894, in the New York newspaper The Independent. This was the first of many powerful and memorable published poems.

Source: The Academy of American Poets

For a more in-depth look at the life of Robert Frost, click here.

Additional Learning Links

The Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets has put together this exhibit complete with an audio version of "The Road Not Taken" and many of his other poems. A short biography is also included.
Source:       The Academy of American Poets

The Friends of Robert Frost
The Friends of Robert Frost have established a museum minutes away from Frost’s gravesite in Bennington, Vermont. Learn more about it and the places and poetry of Robert Frost here. There are special exhibits, discussions, a reading list, critical essays, memoirs, and interviews. Check out the tutorial for students with questions.
Source:       The Friends of Robert Frost

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