This interactive seminar will meet for a six-week term, one hour per class. I am more interested in an inclusive group discussion than didactic lecturing.
Robert Frost, in my opinion, is an underread and often misunderstood poet. He doesn’t fit easily into any preconceived category, however, that is precisely what some people have tried to do with him. He said, “I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.”
We will work with some of his better known poems as well as some that never seem to get much attention. Here is the list:
“A Tuft of Flowers”
“After Apple Picking”
“Acquainted with the Night”
“The Need of Being Versed in Country Things”
“For Once, Then, Something”
“Meeting and Passing”
“The Most of It”
“Neither Out Far nor In Deep”
If people are interested in reading a biography, I would recommend Robert Frost, A Life by Jay Parini, or A Literary Life Reconsidered by William Pritchard.