Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California in 1874. At the age of eleven, his family and he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts. It was in high school that Robert Frost became interested in reading and writing poetry. In 1892, he attended Dartmouth College and later Harvard, but never earned a formal degree.

A major inspiration in Frost's poetry was his wife Elinor Miriam White. In 1912 they moved to England where poets such as Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Ezra Pound, and Edward Thomas had a great influence on him. Ezra Pound helped to promote and publish Frost's work. Returning to the States in 1915, he had published two full-length collections and had established his reputation as a poet. In the early twenties, he became the most celebrated poet in America. His fame and honors included four Pulitzer prizes.

Robert Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont. The majority of his poetry was written about the New England states of the United States. He died on January 29, 1963, in Boston.


Some Poems of Robert Frost

A Boy's Will
A Witness Tree
Collected Poems
Collected Poems, Prose & Plays
In the Clearing

Mountain Interval
North of Boston
Robert Frost: Poetry and Prose
Robert Frost Web Site
The Lovely Shall Be Choosers
The Road Not Taken
West-Running Brook

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