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The Permanence of Robert Frost and His Poetry

  • Robert Frost Memorial Library at Amherst College 61 Quadrangle Drive Amherst, MA, 01002 United States (map)

On the 100th anniversary of Amherst College first hiring Robert Frost as a faculty member, Paul Dimond, author of The Belle of Two Arbors, will participate in symposium on how Frost’s poetry, work and teaching at Amherst, Michigan, and Dartmouth made an important place for poets and other creative artists in higher education.  The author Paul Dimond will join these distinguished panelists: Bill Pritchard, the foremost literary biographer of Frost and Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at the College; Donald Sheehy, Editor of the 5-Volume Frost Letters, Volume 2 (1920-1928) published in September 2016; and Vievee Francis, Professor of Poetry at Dartmouth and most recent winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry for her third collection of poems, Forest Primeval.  This symposium session will include video footage of Frost saying the first poem ever at a President’s Inauguration and President Kennedy’s final thoughts on Frost, poetry, the liberal arts and national power at the Groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Memorial Library on Oct, 26, 1963, his last public address.

Read the The Permanence of Robert Frost and His Poetry blog posting for a recap and the full notes from this event, as well as view the video shown.