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The Frost Place is a museum and nonprofit educational center for poetry located at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, United States.

History


The Frost Place

Frost and his family lived in the house from 1915 to 1920, and spent their summers there for nearly twenty years. The Frost Place was founded in 1976 when the farm was purchased by the town of Franconia, restored, and given its name, opening as a museum in 1977. Since 1977, The Frost Place has awarded a resident poet award to an emerging American poet, which includes a stipend and the opportunity to live and write in the house during the summer. The Frost Place also sponsors a Conference on Poetry, a Poetry Seminar, and a Conference on Poetry and Teaching.. The Conference on Poetry is directed by poet Martha Rhodes. The Poetry Seminar is directed by poet Patrick Donnelly. The Conference on Poetry and Teaching is directed by poet Dawn Potter; associate director is poet Teresa Carson.

A board of trustees assumed responsibility for the management of the museum and associated programs, and Donald Sheehan served as executive director until 2005. In 2006, the trustees appointed Jim Schley to be Sheehan's successor. From the fall of 2008 until April 2011 the trustees managed The Frost Place. In April 2011, Maudelle Driskell was named executive director.

Resident poets


The Frost Place

See also


The Frost Place
  • Robert Frost Farm (Derry, New Hampshire)
  • Robert Frost Farm (Ripton, Vermont)
  • Robert Frost House, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Grafton County, New Hampshire

References


The Frost Place

External links


The Frost Place
  • The Frost Place website
  • Poem: On the Porch at the Frost Place by William Matthews, The Atlantic Online, February 1982


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