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“Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.”

“Good fences make good neighbors.”

“The reason [that] worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

“In three words I can sum up everything about life: It goes on.”

“Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.”

— Robert Frost

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official Robert Frost website
Robert Frost entry at Wikipedia
Robert Frost won four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry
Robert Frost credits [1955-2011] at Internet Movie Database

browse Robert Frost Store [48 titles] at Amazon
search books on 'Robert Frost' {150+ titles} at Amazon
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Library of America Robert Frost  
Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose and Plays [1995]
Edited by Richard Poirier & Mark Richardson

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/95] for $23.10
includes the collections "Complete Poems of Robert Frost" [1949] & "In the Clearing" [1962], and nearly two dozen early works

Poetry Collections

Robert Frost won four Pulitzer Prize Awards for Poetry:
for "New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes" [1924], "Collected Poems" [1931],
"A Further Range" [1937], and "A Witness Tree" [1943]

six text-only Robert Frost poems at Poetry Out Loud website

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"A Boy's Will" (David Nutt U.K. 1913; Holt, 1915)[21]

"North of Boston" (David Nutt U.K. 1914; Holt, 1914) "Mending Wall"

"Mountain Interval" (Holt, 1916 & 1920) with "The Road Not Taken"

"Selected Poems" (Holt, 1923) includes poems from prior three volumes and the poem "The Runaway"

"New Hampshire" (Holt, 1923; Grant Richards, 1924) awarded Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

"Several Short Poems" (Holt, 1924)

"Selected Poems" (Holt, 1928)

"West-Running Brook" (Holt, 1928? 1929)

"The Lovely Shall Be Choosers, The Poetry Quartos" printed and illustrated by Paul Johnston (Random House, 1929)

"Collected Poems of Robert Frost" (Holt, 1930; Longmans, Green, 1930) awarded Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Washington Square Press mass pb [1930] out of print/used

"The Lone Striker" (Knopf, 1933)

"Selected Poems: Third Edition" (Holt, 1934)

"Three Poems" (Baker Library, Dartmouth College, 1935)

"The Gold Hesperidee" (Bibliophile Press, 1935)

"From Snow To Snow" (Holt, 1936)

"A Further Range" (Holt, 1936; Cape, 1937) awarded Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

"Collected Poems of Robert Frost" (Holt, 1939; Longmans, Green, 1939)

"A Witness Tree" (Holt, 1942; Cape, 1943) awarded Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

"Come In, and Other Poems" (1943)

Robert Frost's Poems collection edited by Louis Untermeyer  "Robert Frost's Poems" [orig 1946, rev 1971] also called "New Enlarged Anthology"
with Introduction & Commentary by Louis Untermeyer

St. Martin's Press mass pb [3/2002] for $6.99
Washington Square Press mass pb [1971] out of print/used
Washington Square Press mass pb [1963] out of print/used
Washington Square Press 7¾x5 pb [1966] out of print/used
Washington Square Press 8½x5¾ pb [1962] out of print/used

"Steeple Bush" (Holt, 1947)

"Complete Poems of Robert Frost, 1949" (Holt, 1949; Cape, 1951)

"Hard Not To Be King" (House of Books, 1951)

"Aforesaid" (Holt, 1954)

"A Remembrance Collection of New Poems" (Holt, 1959)

"You Come Too" (Holt, 1959; Bodley Head, 1964)

"In The Clearing" (Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1962)

Poetry of Robert Frost Complete Collection book edited by Edward Connery Lathem  "The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged" [1969]
Edited by Edward Connery Lathem

Holt 8½x5½ pb [4/2002] for $14.95
Thomson Learning 8¼x5½ pb [1979] out of print/many used
Henry Holt & Co. 8½x6 hardcover [11/69] for $29.70

"A Further Range" (published as Further Range in 1926, as New Poems by Holt, 1936; Cape, 1937)

"What Fifty Said"

"Fire and Ice"

"A Drumlin Woodchuck"

Robert Frost Poems from Everyman's Library   "Frost: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)" [1997]
Selected & Edited by John Hollander

not intended as 'complete', but as editor's choice of 84 Frost poems
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [7/2012] for $9.99
Knopf Everyman's Library 6½x4½ hardcover [6/97] for $10.80

Stageplays & Prose Works

"A Way Out: A One Act Play" (Harbor Press, 1929)

"The Cow's in the Corn: A One Act Irish Play in Rhyme" (Slide Mountain Press, 1929)

"A Masque of Reason" stageplay (Holt, 1945)

"A Masque of Mercy" stageplay (Holt, 1947)

"The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer" (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963; Cape, 1964)

"Robert Frost and John Bartlett: The Record of a Friendship" (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963) by Margaret Bartlett Anderson

"Selected Letters of Robert Frost" (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964)

"Interviews with Robert Frost" (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966; Cape, 1967)

"Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost" (State University of New York Press, 1972)

"Robert Frost and Sidney Cox: Forty Years of Friendship" (Univ Press of New England, 1981) Edited by William R. Evans

"The Notebooks of Robert Frost" (Harvard University Press, January 2007) edited by Robert Faggen

"Robert Frost: Speaking On Campus - Excerpts From His Talks, 1949-1962" [9/2009]
by Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem & David M. Shribman

Robert Frost Reader book edited by Edward Connery Lathem & Lawrance Thompson  "The Robert Frost Reader: Poetry and Prose" [2002]
Edited by Edward Connery Lathem & Lawrance Thompson

Wide-ranging compilation has a readable introduction, an index, a selected bibliography, and 200 pages of poems & play excerpts; also interviews, speeches, stories, essays on poultry farming and other topics, letters, and unpublished poems, excerpts from his notebooks
Holt 8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] for $15.00

Movies,  Audio,  Other Media
Robert Frost credits [1955-2011] at Internet Movie Database
browse Robert Frost audio at Amazon

Robert Frost Out Loud: audio recordings & commentary on many Frost poems {website gone 2013}

Robert Frost reads his poem "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" - clip from the 1958 film shot at Frost's farmhouse in Vermont
watch short video [4/2010 upload; 1:30] at YouTube

Robert Frost reads his poem "The Road Not Taken"
listen to audio [7/2010 upload; 1:04] at YouTube

Robert Frost reads his poem "Birches"
listen to audio [7/2010 upload; 3:03] at YouTube

Robert Frost Reads His Poetry on vinyl LP  "Robert Frost Reads His Poetry" [1957]
confusing details on Amazon, but appears to be recordings of 23 poems
made in May 1956 at Frost's home in Cambridge

Caedmon Records audio cassette [1/89] out of prodn/used
Caedmon Records vinyl LP album [1957] out of prodn/scarce
Robert Frost American Poet CBS News TV program  "Robert Frost: An American Poet" TV program [CBS News 1952]
Directed by Martin Carr; featuring comments by Robert Frost & John F. Kennedy, and Frost's readings of "The Gift Outright", "Mending Wall", "Birches", "The Drumlin Woodchuck", and "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening"
available on license from Films For Humanity
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature    Oscar-winning "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With The World" documentary feature by Shirley Clarke  "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With The World" [WGBH-TV 1963]
The acclaimed 87-year-old poet is shown at speaking engagements at Amherst and Sarah Lawrence colleges, touring an aircraft carrier, receiving an award from President Kennedy, and at home near Boston. Produced by Robert Hughes; directed by Shirley Clarke; featuring Robert Frost, John F. Kennedy & Lyndon Johnson; won Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
available only on DVD-R via streaming license at Milestone Films (2013)
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Robert Frost Reads on audio cassette   "Robert Frost Reads" [1992]
105-minutes on two tapes; recordings from 1950 and 1952 at New York City's Poetry Center include "Fire and Ice" and "Stopping By Woods"; further recordings at Frost's home in 1956 include commentary, and readings of "The Road Not Taken", "Mending Wall", and "Death of A Hired Man"
HarperAudio audio cassette [3/92] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used

"Robert Frost: New England In Autumn" on DVD [18 poems 1997?] not listed on IMDb
half-hour of readings by the First Poetry Quartet, directed by Marshall Jamison

"Voices & Visions: Robert Frost" on VHS [3/2000] not listed on IMDb
60-minute docufilm directed by Peter Hammer, with taped readings by Robert Frost; also featuring Joan Allen,
Laurence Luckinbill, Alfred Edwards, Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur & Joseph Brodsky

Voice of The Poet Series Robert Frost readings   "The Voice of The Poet Series: Robert Frost" audio CD [2003] Readings by Robert Frost
Run time less than an hour; 36 poems recorded from 1935 to 1962; there is a companion booklet with the text of the poems and commentary by J.D. McClatchy (booklet not available on Amazon)
Random House Audio audio CD [3/2003] out of prodn/used

"The Afterglow: A Tribute To Robert Frost" on DVD [1/2007] not listed on IMDb
Burgess Meredith (Actor), Irving Oshman (Director)

Spoken Word American Poets recording from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: American Poets" [2010] from The British Library
Thirty American poets, each reading his/her own work, including Conrad Aiken, John Ashbery, John Berryman, Gregory Corso, E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Ezra Pound, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and others
The British Library audio CD [12/2010] for $25.55

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Frost-Poems-Life-Legacy/dp/080505703X/ = CD-ROM

Works About Robert Frost

"Robert Frost: The Early Years, 1874-1915" []

"Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915–1938" [1971] by Lawrence Thompson
won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

"Robert Frost: The Later Years, 1938-1963" []

Santa Fe & Taos, The Writer's Era book by Marta Weigle & Kyle Fiore  "Santa Fe and Taos: The Writer's Era, 1916-1941" [1982]
by Marta Weigle & Kyle Fiore, Illustrations by Willard F. Clark

Visiting and resident authors examined include Mary Austin, Witter Bynner, Willa Cather, poet Robert Frost, John Galsworthy, Spud Johnson, Oliver La Farge, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Haniel Long, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, and Thornton Wilder
Sunstone Press 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $22.00
Ancient City Press hardcover [12/82] out of print/many used

"A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost" [] by Natalie S. Bober
David Orr "The Road Not Taken"

Family & Friends
Robert Lee Frost was born 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, California and died at age 88 on 29 January 1963 in Boston

wife Elinor Miriam White Frost [-1938] - married 1895, died 1938
son Elliott Frost [1896-1900]
daughters Lesley, Irma, Marjorie, and son Carol

lover & secretary Kathleen 'Kay' Johnston Morrison (the wife of a Harvard lecturer) [1898-1989], circa 1938-63

friend John Thomas Bartlett [1892-1947]

friend Sidney Cox []

supporter & friend expatriate Ezra Pound [1885-1972]

The Robert Frost Farm [built 1884, resident 1900-09] in Derry, NH
The Frost Place [resident 1915-20; est. 1976] museum & poetry conference center in Franconia, NH
Robert Frost Stone House Museum [built c1769, resident 1920-29, opened 2002] of the Vermont Friends of Robert Frost

L i n k s
official Robert Frost website
Robert Frost entry at Wikipedia
Robert Frost credits [1955-2011] at Internet Movie Database

The Robert Frost Foundation [est. 1996] based at the Lawrence, Massachusetts Library
Culver City [CA] High School Robert Frost Auditorium [built 1964] is set for $2M renovation (2012)
L.A. Conservancy page about Culver City [CA] High School's Robert Frost Auditorium
Robert Frost at Bread Loaf online exhibit at Middlebury College, Vermont

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