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Robert Frost
Signed Program From One of Robert Frost’s First Public Readings After the First U.S. Publication of a Book of His Poetry
1911. 19/11/1915. From his landmark year of 1915, what his biographer calls his first year of triumphRobert Frost was an English teacher at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire from 1906 to 1911. It was here that he developed the poetic voice which later won him the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times, and world fame as one of America’s foremost poets. Frost’s residence while teaching at Pinkerton - Derry Farm - is now a state museum.Frost’s time at Pinkerton was a busy one, as he kept up his farm, wrote poetry, and performed his academic responsibilities. His curriculum stressed reading, poetry, composition, and public speaking. In addition, he coached debaters in the school’s Philomathean Society. These societies sprung up all over the United States in the 19th century, and had as their purpose the desire to promote the learning of their members. Frost was a good public speaker, so soon he was also giving talks around the state, often to teachers conventions.In 1911 Frost left Pinkerton and begins teaching at New Hampshire State Normal School in Plymouth, a school that trained future teachers. But in 1912 he and his family moved to England, where he continued to write poetry and farm. He now stood at the brink of success. In 1913 and 1914, Frost's first books of poetry were published in England - A Boy's Will and North of Boston. In 1915, with Europe at war, Frost relocated his family to Franconia, New Hampshire; and that landmark year for him also saw publication of American editions of these first two poetry books. Frost was now a celebrated literary figure; his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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