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Robert Frost (Portrait)

Robert Frost, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Between 1910 and 1920. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was an American poet who was famous for his rural imagery. He was inspired by the scenery of New England, where he lived for much of his life. After college he worked as a farmer for nine years and later he worked as a teacher. The poems, written in the early mornings on his farm, were to become famous later in his life. From 1912 to 1915 he lived in England and his first collection of poetry, "A Boy’s Will", was published in 1913. On his return to America, Frost worked as an English professor at Amherst College from 1915 to 1938. Later he worked at the University of Michigan. He was a much-loved national figure and was awarded four Pulitzer Prizes. However, his life was also marked by great loss and this is reflected in a number of his poems, such as “Home Burial”. At the inauguration of President Kennedy, Frost recited one of his works.

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