Robert Frost Letters the Topic of Talk at Stone House Museum
Robert Frost’s letters from Shaftsbury will be the focus of the final talk in the ‘Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost’ series at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, at the Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury. Speaker Mark Richardson will draw on his expertise as co-editor of the newly-published Volume Two of ‘The Letters of Robert Frost, 1920-1928,’ to show how the letters in Volume 2 illuminate the arc of his life and his poetry during these significantly creative years. An open discussion will follow. Copies of Volume 2 will be available, and he has agreed to sign them after the program. Professor Richardson is one of the most active scholars in Frost studies. His book ‘The Ordeal of Robert Frost’ is a ground-breaking examination of Frost’s aesthetic strategies and style. He co-edited the definitive Library of America edition of Frost’s works, ‘The Collected Poems, Plays and Prose of Robert Frost.’ In 2012, he was the editor of ‘Robert Frost in Context,’ a fresh, multi-faceted collection of essays by prominent Frost experts published by Cambridge University Press. He is Professor of English at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and will continue to work on the projected three additional volumes of Frost letters for Harvard University Press. The program is free of charge; reservations are not required. The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is located at 121 Route 7A in South Shaftsbury. For information, call 802-447-6200 or visit frostfriends.org.