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  1. Jan 25, 2023 · Robert Frost, in full Robert Lee Frost, (born March 26, 1874, San Francisco, California, U.S.—died January 29, 1963, Boston, Massachusetts), American poet who was much admired for his depictions of the rural life of New England, his command of American colloquial speech, and his realistic verse portraying ordinary people in everyday situations.

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      The poems in Frost’s early books, especially North of...

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      He was the poetry consultant to the Library of Congress—the...

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      W.S. Merwin, in full William Stanley Merwin, (born September...

  2. Frost served as a consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress from 1958–59. In 1962, he was presented the Congressional Gold Medal. Though Frost’s work is principally associated with the life and landscape of New England—and, though he was a poet of traditional verse forms and metrics who remained steadfastly aloof from the poetic ...

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    • HE WAS NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE. Frost's father, Will, ran away from home at a young age in an attempt to join the Confederate Army.
    • HE WAS A COLLEGE DROPOUT—TWICE OVER. First, Frost attended Dartmouth for just two months, later explaining, "I wasn't suited for that place." He got his second chance in 1897 at Harvard, but only made it two years before dropping out to support his wife and child.
    • HE MADE $15 FROM THE SALE OF HIS FIRST POEM. Published by the New York Independent in 1894, when Frost was 20, Frost’s first paid piece was called “My Butterfly: An Elegy.”
    • EZRA POUND HELPED FROST GAIN A FOLLOWING. As an established poet with a following, Ezra Pound exposed Frost to a much larger audience by writing a rave review of his first poetry collection, A Boy's Will.
  3. Jan 29, 2013 · American poet Robert Frost, shown here in 1955, died on Jan. 29, 1963. Now, 50 years after his death, a rare collection of letters, audio and photographs sheds new light on his religious beliefs.

  4. OSTON, Jan 29 -- Robert Frost, dean of American poets, died today at the age of 88. He was pronounced dead at Peter Bent Brigham hospital at 1:50 A.M. The poet's general condition began...

  5. When Frost died in a Boston hospital on January 29, 1963, two months shy of his 89th birthday, he was the most widely respected man of American letters. Since his death his reputation has not diminished, the mark of a great artist.

  6. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is well known for his realistic writings of rural life and his use of American informal (slang) speech. [1] His poems were often set in rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, and used these settings to look at complex social and philosophical themes.

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