Frances Frost

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Frances Frost (August 3, 1905 St. Albans, Vermont – February 11, 1959 New York City) was an American poet, novelist and mother of poet Paul Blackburn.[1]


Frances Mary Frost attended Middlebury College from 1923 to 1926 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1931. At Middlebury she joined Delta Delta Delta.

She married William Gordon Blackburn of St. Albans, Vermont, on April 4, 1926 and Samuel Gaillard Stoney of Charleston, South Carolina, on September 18, 1933.[2] Her son was Paul Blackburn (U.S. poet).

Her work appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, The New Yorker,[3] Harper's,[4] and Saturday Review.[5][6]

Her papers are held at University of California, San Diego,[7] and Yale University.[8]




  • Hemlock Wall. Yale University Press. 1929.  the Yale Series of Younger Poets reprint AMS Press, 1971
  • Blue Harvest. Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. 1931. 
  • These Acres. Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. 1932. 
  • Woman of this Earth. Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. 1934. 


  • Pool in the Meadow. Houghton Mifflin company. 1933. 
  • Yoke of Stars. Farrar & Rinehart. 1939. 
  • Uncle Snowball. Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. 1939. 
  • Village of Glass. Farrar & Rinehart, inc. 1942. 
  • Christmas in the Woods. Illustrator Aldren Auld Watson. Harper & brothers. 1942. 
  • The little whistler: Poems. Illustrator Roger Duvoisin. Whittlesey House. 1949. 
  • The Little Naturalist. Whittlesey House. 1959. 
  • Windy Foot at the county fair. Illustrator Lee Townsend. McGraw-Hill. 1947. 
  • Maple Sugar for Windy Foot. Illustrator Lee Townsend. McGraw-Hill. 1950. 
  • Then Came Timothy. Illustrator Richard Bennett. Whittlesey House. 1950. 
  • Sleigh Bells for Windy Foot. Illustrator Lee Townsend. Whittlesey House. 1948. 


  • Frances Frost, ed. (1943). Legends of the United Nations. Whittlesey House, McGraw Hill. 


  1. ^ Nelson, Julie. "Vermont Women's History - Vermont Historical Society" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  2. ^ Kukil, by Karen V.;, File format: (1988-08-01). "Guide to the Frances Frost Papers". Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Search". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Frances Frost | Harper's Magazine". Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  5. ^ Saturday review. Saturday Review Associates. 1939-01-01. 
  6. ^ Voto, Bernard Augustine De; LLC, R. R. Bowker (1971-01-01). Saturday Review. Saturday Review Associates. 
  7. ^ "Finding Aid redirect". Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  8. ^

External links[edit]

  • Frances Frost Papers. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.