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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

Frost, Longfellow, & “A Boy’s Will”
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Frost, Longfellow, & “A Boy’s Will”

Did you know the title of Frost’s first collection A Boy’s Will is an allusion to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem “My Lost Youth”? “A boy’s will is the wind’s will,/ And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” —from “My Lost Youth” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read the whole poem here, then check out this fantastic article from … Continue reading