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Unread 04-06-2024, 03:23 PM
Julie Steiner Julie Steiner is offline
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Default Frost conversation April 15

Upcoming conversation between Tracy K. Smith and Jay Parini on Frost's poetry, hosted over Zoom by the Library of America. This free event will be held on Monday April 15 at 3pm Pacific Time. You can register and find more details here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robert-...n-874007278297
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Just bumping this, in case people want to register.
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Thanks for this Julie. I had missed it first time : )

I could use a dose of Frost.

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I just finished attending the Frost conversation on Zoom and really enjoyed it! Jay Parisi chose to do a close reading of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” and managed to make me look at this old chestnut in a fresh way. Tracy K Smith chose “Putting in the Seed,” and a third participant (Professor Max—didn’t catch his last name) did “After Apple Picking.” Thanks so much, Julie, for giving me a heads up on this very worthwhile event!
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Yes, thanks Julie. It was thoroughly enjoyable/informative. It is available here.

Glenn is right about the close reading done with what is arguably the most famous poem written by an American: "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening". At one point the moderator took a question from someone in attendance. The question was (I'm paraphrasing) "I teach poetry to inmates at a medium security prison for men. When I introduced Frost's poem to them and we talked about the poem for awhile I asked the guys what the "woods" meant in their lives. Almost to a man, they said 'The streets at 4am.'" It blew me away.

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