The New York Times once wrote “Few figures in American literature have suffered as strangely divided an afterlife as Robert Frost.” Indeed, Frost’s letters—released earlier this year—have inspired a reexamination of this great American poet. A four-time Pulitzer winner and Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress, Frost didn’t shy away from the political spotlight, either.

Frost - JFK

Robert Frost Reads Poem at JFK's Inauguration (1961)

 

Hear one of the editors of Frost’s letters discuss "Poetry and Power: Robert Frost, JFK and Khrushchev." Princeton’s own Robert Faggen ’82, Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, will give a talk on Sunday, September 7.

Sponsored by the Princeton Club of Southern California, Prof. Faggen’s talk promises to be compelling and enlightening for lovers of literature, history buffs and political junkies.

 

Robert Faggen '82

Robert Faggen '82

What: “Poetry and Power: Robert Frost, JFK and Khrushchev,” by Prof. Robert Faggen ‘82
When: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4-6pm
Where: Santa Monica (You’ll receive the address with your confirmation email)
Cost: $15 for PCSC members, $20 for nonmembers

 

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Sunday September 7, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm