Robert Frost

(1874–1963)

Robert Frost

Anecdote...

After a dinner party Robert Frost and the other guests went out onto the veranda to watch the sunset. “Oh, Mr. Frost, isn’t it a lovely sunset?” exclaimed a young woman. “I never discuss business after dinner,” Frost replied.

Quote-worthy...

In three words I can sum up everything Ive learned about life:
it goes on.

~Robert Frost

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Anecdote 2...

A journalist once called at Frost’s house for an interview. “Do you have one of those machines — those tape recorders?” asked the poet suspiciously as he opened the door. “No, sir,” replied the journalist. Frost’s manner changed instantly. “Well, come on in!” he cried. “Those people who take down every word never get anything right.”

Biographical Note: 
The Poetry of Robert Frost

Robert Frost was a U.S. poet. Much of his work reflects the New England countryside, where he spent a large part of his life. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Frost was 86 when he spoke and performed a reading of his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961.





More Information: 

Browse through The Friends of Robert Frost Web site. It has a lot of information about this unique American poet, including a tutorial for students, a collection of critical essays, a biography and other special features. You may also want to read The Poetry of Robert Frost.