Robert Frost http://nhpr.org en From The Archives: Robert Frost http://nhpr.org/post/archives-robert-frost <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's Robert Frost's birthday!</span></p><p>Born in 1874, Frost was the first U.S. Poet Laureate with connections to the Granite State though he was followed by <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/poet-maxine-kumin-has-died-age-88" target="_blank">Maxine Kumin</a>, Donald Hall and Charles Simic,who all reinforced the Granite State's literary reputation.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:18:36 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45536 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Robert Frost Discovery At Frost Place http://nhpr.org/post/discovery-frost-place <p>When poet Robert Frost returned to New Hampshire from England in 1915 he moved his family into a small farmhouse in Franconia.&nbsp; Since 1976, when the town of Franconia purchased the property, The Frost Place has provided a glimpse at the poet's life from a hundred years ago.&nbsp; His old chair sits near his old desk near his old wallpaper.</p><p></p><p>Frost Place Director Maudelle Driskell says volunteer Dee Macoun was emptying the contents of a small closet during a routine clean up when she noticed something unusual about the large slab of wood supporting a shelf.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 37991 at http://nhpr.org Discovery At Frost Place Richard Blanco: The Inaugural Poet Reads At The Frost Farm In Derry http://nhpr.org/post/richard-blanco-inaugural-poet-reads-frost-farm-derry <p>Robert Frost recited "The Gift Outright" at John F. Kennedy's swearing in in 1961 and became the first ever Inaugural Poet. &nbsp;Since then, &nbsp;there have been only 4 others asked to honor the occasion with a poem.&nbsp; With “One Today” Richard Blanco (pronounced Blonko) became the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person - as well as the youngest - to write a poem for the transfer of power.&nbsp; Fitting then that Blanco should be invited to read at Frost Farm in Derry, home of the nation’s first Inaugural Poet.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:45:57 +0000 Sean Hurley 33317 at http://nhpr.org Richard Blanco: The Inaugural Poet Reads At The Frost Farm In Derry Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event http://nhpr.org/post/happy-frost-day-historic-franconia-house-hosts-poetry-event <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in </span>Franconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July.&nbsp; </span><a href="http://frostplace.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Frost Place’</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s Executive Director&nbsp;</span>Maudelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Driskell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.</span></p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 30798 at http://nhpr.org Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event A New England Christmas Card From Robert Frost http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-christmas-card-robert-frost <p></p><p>Some Christmas traditions – like trees, and ornaments and carols – seem to be as popular as ever. Others, like the annual Christmas card, aren’t faring quite as well. Last week <a href="http://ideas.time.com/2012/12/06/why-ive-stopped-sending-holiday-photo-cards/#ixzz2EHkxsdOt" target="_blank">a columnist for TIME Magazine asked whether Christmas cards are obsolete</a> in the social media era.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:19:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 19079 at http://nhpr.org A New England Christmas Card From Robert Frost Learning to Love November http://nhpr.org/post/learning-love-november <p>The stark beauty of New Hampshire's November</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 05:37:52 +0000 Dave Anderson 406 at http://nhpr.org Learning to Love November