Monday, April 09, 2007

Speaking of Robert Frost...

In celebration of National Poetry Month, three organizations in Franconia, N.H., will co-host an evening of readings and conversation about the continuing popularity of poetry, with special focus on the work of Robert Frost, who lived with his family in Franconia full-time or part-time from 1915 through 1938.

Jim Schley, executive director of The Frost Place museum in Franconia, will talk about the personal and artistic importance of Frost's Franconia years and will read some poems written at that time. The audience is encouraged to bring favorite poems — by Frost or other poets, including original work — to read aloud.
Jim Schley has been co-editor of the literary quarterly New England Review and editor-in-chief of the book publisher Chelsea Green, and he has edited more than a hundred books on a wide variety of subjects. In addition to directing the Frost Place museum and four annual poetry conferences, he is author of a poetry chapbook, One Another (Chapiteau Press, 1999).

This event, which is co-sponsored by the Abbie Greenleaf Library, the Franconia Heritage Museum, and The Frost Place, will be at 7 pm on Thursday, April 12. For more information call (603) 823–5951 or 823–8424.

[By the way, the image of Frost above is by Joel Beckwith; we're excited by the offerings at the Beckwith Gallery in Jamaica, Vermont, which also represents book artist and printer Greg Joly.]

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