Thursday, September 18, 2014

Leach Library Hosts “The day that made Robert Frost”

On Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. the Leach Library will host historian, Richard Holmes, and poet, Robert Crawford, as they discuss local poet, Robert Frost and his life.

Mr. Holmes is the Derry Town Historian and has been the Chairmen of the Derry Heritage Commission, Director of the Derry Museum of History and a Trustee of the Robert Frost Farm.  He is the author of numerous books, including Nutfield Rambles: Stories from the History of Derry, Londonderry, & Windham, New Hampshire, The Road to Derry: A Brief History, and View from Meeting House Hill: A History of Sandown, New Hampshire. 

For over a decade, Mr. Crawford worked in and around the Pentagon before moving to New Hampshire for a literary life. He is an Assistant Professor in the writing department at Chester College of New England. His poems have won numerous awards and have been published in many national journals. His first book of poetry was published in 2005: Too Much Explanation Can Ruin a Man.

Mr. Holmes and Mr. Crawford will give people an intimate look into how Frost came to teach at Pinkerton Academy while living at his farm on Route 28 and how this opportunity forever changed his poetry and those who read it throughout the world.

This presentation is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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