Mark Richardson, one of the most prominent scholars on the poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), will be presenting material related to the poet on Jan 21 (for details, please see the right-hand column). In particular he will be discussing an interesting but never published––and never mailed––letter that affords a fascinating look into the poet’s life and work. As preparation for his talk, Mark has kindly provided the list of links below.
Mark Richardson, author of “The Era of Casual Fridays,” lives and works in Kyoto, Japan. He grew up in South Carolina & Georgia, was educated at the University of South Carolina and at Rutgers University, taught for ten years at Western Michigan University (1993-2003), before moving, in 2003, to Kyoto, where he now teaches at Doshisha University.
His books include The Ordeal of Robert Frost (Illinois, 1997), and, as editor or contributing editor, Robert Frost: Poetry, Prose and Plays(with Richard Poirier) (Library of America, 1995); The Collected Prose of Robert Frost(Harvard 2007); The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 1: 1886-1920 (Harvard, February 2014), co-edited with Donald Sheehy; Robert Frost in Context (Cambridge, April 2014); The Cambridge Companion to American Poets (Cambridge, October 2015); and The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 2: 1920-1928, co-edited with Donald Sheehy, Robert Bernard Hass, and Henry Atmore.