From the Archives
10:18 am
Wed March 26, 2014

From The Archives: Robert Frost

It's Robert Frost's birthday!

Born in 1874, Frost was the first U.S. Poet Laureate with connections to the Granite State though he was followed by Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall and Charles Simic,who all reinforced the Granite State's literary reputation.

We're going back to 1990 this week when NHPR's Leslie Bennett spoke with Dartmouth professor Arthur Jensen about his 25-year long friendship with the poet. His memories are of Frost, the man; his personality, his short-comings, and the thing he prize most - the ability to read.

Jensen himself passed away in 1998.

This story appeared on an NHPR program called New Hampshire Daily, hosted by Martin Murray. It was a 30-minute program that aired in the afternoons just before All Things Considered from 1989-1990.

As I was looking through some old files, I stumbled across this photo of Leslie Bennett (circa 1990), who produced this story.

NHPR Producer Leslie Bennett.
NHPR Producer Leslie Bennett.