This is an announcement of a wonderful poetry event coming up in Newburyport in September 12th: a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the publication in the US of Robert Frost’s first two books, A Boy’s Will and North Of Boston.
The event will take place from 2-5pm at Old South Church, 29 Federal Street in Newburyport (where Richard Wilbur once read). The event is called “One Hundred Years Of Frost”.
Mayor Holaday of Newburyport will kick off the event at 2pm, followed by ten or so Newburyport area residents reading their favorite Frost poem.
From 3-4pm, Paul Mariani and Jonathan Barron, both noted Frost scholars and popularizers, will each present a 20-minute talk on Frost, with time for questions. Barron will speak on “Why Robert Frost Matters Now” and Mariani on “Frost 100 Years On: What the Women Said.”
From 4-4:30pm, Robert Crawford will moderate the presentation of opportunities available to the public at four Robert Frost historical sites in New England.
From 4:30-4:45, Rhina Espaillat will talk about translating Frost into Spanish, and Frost’s popularity in Spanish as her recent book of translations has found readers.