The Frost Place

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Frost Place
Frost Place.JPG
The Frost Place in 2008
The Frost Place is located in New Hampshire
The Frost Place
Location Ridge Road
Franconia, New Hampshire,
United States
Coordinates 44°12′46″N 71°45′27″W / 44.21278°N 71.75750°W / 44.21278; -71.75750Coordinates: 44°12′46″N 71°45′27″W / 44.21278°N 71.75750°W / 44.21278; -71.75750
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # [1]
Added to NRHP November 30, 1976

The Frost Place is a museum and nonprofit educational center for poetry located at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, United States.


Frost and his family lived in the house from 1915 to 1920, and spent their summers there for nearly twenty years. The Frost Place was founded in 1976 when the farm was purchased by the town of Franconia, restored, and given its name, opening as a museum in 1977.[2][3][4] Since 1977, The Frost Place has awarded a resident poet award to an emerging American poet, which includes a stipend and the opportunity to live and write in the house during the summer.[5][2] The Frost Place also sponsors a Conference on Poetry, a Poetry Seminar, and a Conference on Poetry and Teaching..[6][7] The Conference on Poetry is directed by poet Martha Rhodes.[8] The Poetry Seminar is directed by poet Patrick Donnelly.[9] The Conference on Poetry and Teaching is directed by poet Dawn Potter;[10] associate director is poet Teresa Carson.[11]

A board of trustees assumed responsibility for the management of the museum and associated programs, and Donald Sheehan served as executive director until 2005. In 2006, the trustees appointed Jim Schley to be Sheehan's successor.[12] From the fall of 2008 until April 2011 the trustees managed The Frost Place.[2] In April 2011, Maudelle Driskell was named executive director.

Resident poets[edit]

Year Poet
1977 Katha Pollitt
1978 Robert Hass
1979 Gary Miranda
1980 William Matthews
1981 Mary Jo Salter
1982 Cleopatra Mathis
1983 Denis Johnson
1984 Sherod Santos
1985 Kathy Fagan
1986 Christopher Gilbert
1987 Pattiann Rogers
1988 John Engels
1989 Julie Agoo
1990 Rosanna Warren
1991 Stanley Plumly
1992 Robert Cording
1993 Sharon Bryan
1994 Mark Halliday
1995 Luci Tapahonso
1996 David Graham
1997 Jeffrey Skinner
1998 Sue Ellen Thompson
1999 Mary Ruefle
2000 Mark Cox
2001 B. H. Fairchild
2002 Gray Jacobik
2003 Adrienne Su
2004 Major Jackson
2005 Laura Kasischke
2006 Robert Farnsworth
2007 Jody Gladding
2008 James Hoch
2009 Rigoberto González
2010 Adam Halbur
2011 K. A. Hays
2012 Paula Bohince
2013 Nicole Terez Dutton
2014 Rebecca Foust

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