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Robert Frost

Robert FrostAKA Robert Lee Frost

Born: 26-Mar-1874
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 29-Jan-1963
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, VT

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


[1] Jay Parini, Robert Frost: A Life, page 29: "[Frost and his mother] apparently quarred frequently about his seeming "atheism", although Frost consistently defended himself against this charge. He was not an atheist, he maintained, though he did subscribe to many of the views put forward by people who were. At one point he referred to himself, with a touch of self-flattery, as a "freethinker", and his mother objected: "Oh please don't use that word. It has such a dreadful history."

Father: William Prescott Frost, Jr. (teacher, journalist, d. 5-May-1885 tuberculosis)
Mother: Isabel Moodie (teacher, d. cancer)
Wife: Elinor Miriam White (m. 19-Dec-1895, d. 21-Mar-1938 heart attack, four daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Lesley (b. 28-Apr-1899)
Son: Carol (d. 1940 suicide)
Son: Elliott (b. Sep-1896, d. Jul-1900 cholera)
Daughter: Irma
Daughter: Elinor Bettina Frost
Daughter: Marjorie Frost (d. 1934)

    High School: Lawrence High School, Lawrence, MA (1892)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1931 for Collected Poems
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1937 for A Further Range
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1943 for A Witness Tree
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1958
    Congressional Gold Medal
    Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
    Poetry Society of America
    Traveled to the USSR Sep-1962
    Scottish Ancestry Maternal grandfather

Author of books:
A Boy's Will (1913, poetry)
North of Boston (1914, poetry)
Mountain Interval (1916, poetry)
New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes (1923, poetry)
West-Running Brook (1928, poetry)
A Way Out (1929, poetry)
The Cow's in the Corn (1929, poetry)
The Lovely Shall Be Choosers (1929, poetry)
Collected Poems (1930, poetry)
A Further Range (1936, poetry)
Collected Poems (1939, poetry)
A Witness Tree (1942, poetry)
Come In, and Other Poems (1943, poetry)
Masque of Reason (1945, poetry)
Steeple Bush (1947, poetry)
Hard Not to be King (1951, poetry)
In the Clearing (1962, poetry)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1526 (10 cents, issued 26-Mar-1974)


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