Robert Frost


Robert Frost

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 29 Jan 1963 (aged 88)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 371 View Source
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Poet, Author. Born in San Francisco, California, his family moved to Massachusetts after the death of his father. He attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, but stayed for less than one term. He returned to Massachusetts and taught school, worked in a factory, and was a journalist. His first poem, “Butterfly: An Elegy” was published in 1894. He entered Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1897, and stayed just short of two years. He became a farmer and wrote much of his early work during this time. Unsuccessful at farming, he turned to teaching again and published two of his most accomplished early poems, “The Tuft of Flowers” and “The Trial by Existence” in 1906. He moved his family to England in 1912, and published “A Boy's Will” in 1913. Returning to the United States in 1915, he published “North of Boston”, which was lauded by editors and critics in New York City, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Robert Frost went on to to be awarded four Pulitzer Prizes: 1924 for “New Hampshire”, 1931 for” Collected Poems”, 1937 for “A Further Range”, and in 1943 for “A Witness Tree”. His last reading before a large audience was in December of 1962. He was hospitalized the next day for a prostate operation, and suffered a heart attack while convalescing. After a series of embolisms, he died in January 1963. In the modern day, his best-known works are “Mending Wall”, “The Road Not Taken”, and “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening”.

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