Robert Frost scholar Mark Richardson will be introducing some rare materials in his possession, including copies of manuscripts, letters and little known recordings of the poet reading his own poetry. Mark adds that he has “some fine signed, limited editions of a couple of Frost’s books (given to me by an old friend of his). I also have a few of the fine, letter-press greeting card/chapbook poems Frost’s publisher issued each December, starting in 1929.” Along with these Mark will be bringing copies of his own books on Frost, together with copies of poems.
Mark Richardson teaches at Doshisha University, and will be known to many people for his contemporary poetry which has featured on this website previously (see here or here). He also co-edited and contributed to Echoes: WiK Anthology 2017 with six poems. In addition he has written Robert Frost in Context and is one of the editors of the multi-volume The Letters of Robert Frost and of Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose and Plays.
For Mark’s author page on amazon, please click here. For an archive of some of the earliest recordings of Frost (1930s): http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Frost.php
And scroll down this page to see what’s on offer at Middlebury (from the 1950s––many, many recordings): http://midddigital.middlebury.edu/local_files/robert_frost/lectures_readings/
This will be a small informal gathering, and those who would like to attend are asked to inform WiK in advance. We look forward to a most stimulating and convivial evening celebrating the work and legacy of Robert Frost.