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Robert Frost Writes from Littleton, NH on Teaching and Billiards

Frost met Ernest Silver at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, where Silver was the high school principal and Frost taught English. When Silver became the president of what was then known as Plymouth Normal School, he invited Frost to come teach education and psychology. “Hope you got your pedagogy renovated by the kid-glove contingent at the institute.” Frost … Continue reading

The Unexpected Poetry Project
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The Unexpected Poetry Project

Each year, Nina Schafer hands out 12,000 poems to unsuspecting strangers. Nina’s “Unexpected Poetry Project” has blossomed since its conception 4½ years ago, and has become a part of her daily routine. Poems are given to people all over the Philadelphia area, printed on brightly colored paper and folded-in-fourths. Today is Poem in Your Pocket … Continue reading

The Cortland Review’s Poets in Person: Meet Gregory Pardlo
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The Cortland Review’s Poets in Person: Meet Gregory Pardlo

The Cortland Review’s National Poetry Month “Poets in Person” Video Feature is Gregory Pardlo. Learn more about the former Frost Place faculty member by clicking here. In the feature, Pardlo talks about how he began writing, how long it takes for him to finish a poem, and more. Each year since 2016, The Frost Place awards … Continue reading

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? Robert Frost Knew That Struggle!
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Has Your Writing Been Rejected? Robert Frost Knew That Struggle!

Rejection is something many writers are far too familiar with—even Robert Frost. In 1912, before Frost moved to England and published his first collections of poetry, he submitted some of his poems to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, who at the time was Ellery Sedgwick. Sedgwick rejected Frost’s poetry, claiming The Atlantic Monthly had … Continue reading