Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874  January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in the United States. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech,[2] Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.

Robert Frost
Robert Frost in 1941
BornRobert Lee Frost
(1874-03-26)March 26, 1874
San Francisco, California, US
DiedJanuary 29, 1963(1963-01-29) (aged 88)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
OccupationPoet, playwright
Alma materDartmouth College
(no degree)
Harvard University
(no degree)
Notable worksA Boy's Will, North of Boston[1]
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry, Congressional Gold Medal
Spouse
Elinor Miriam White
(m. 1895; died 1938)
Children6
Signature

Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution".[3] He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.