Robert Frost

21st November 2011 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
A special event that celebrated the life and work of one of America’s greatest modern poets.

Robert Frost was a pioneer of poetry that embraced the truth and cadence of language, moving away from formality of metre and into the resonating naturalism of speech that is his legacy. He was awarded four Pulitzer Prizes during his lifetime, and continues to be an enduring voice in the canon of modern literature.

Professor Tim Kendall is the UK’s leading expert on Frost and his poetry. His forthcoming book The Art of Robert Frost (Yale University Press) is due to be published in 2012. He has also contributed a chapter to Robert Frost in Context, a Cambridge University Press publication also due to be published shortly;

Jo Shapcott, one of the UK’s leading poets, has published several award-winning collections including Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998). Her latest collection, Of Mutability, won the prestigious Costa prize for 2010. She is also a patron of Poet in the City;

Matthew Hollis, is also a distinguished poet and poetry editor. His first collection, Ground Water (Bloodaxe 2004) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread Prize for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His first prose book, Now All Roads Lead to France:
the Last Years of Edward Thomas (Faber 2011) was recently published to great acclaim.

The evening included the reading of a number of Robert Frost’s poems by Taube Brahms and Danny Mahoney, American actors who are graduates from the LAMDA school in London.
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