Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Frost, Robert

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FROST, ROBERT, an American educator and writer, born in San Francisco in 1875. He studied at Dartmouth College in 1892 and at Harvard, from 1897 to 1899. From 1900 to 1905 he was engaged in farming in Derry, N. H., and from 1905 to 1911 was a teacher of English at the Pinkerton Academy in that town. He lived in Europe in 1912 and 1915. His first book of poems was “A Boy's Will” (1913). He first attained wide notice at the publication of the book of poems entitled “North of Boston” (1914). This placed him in the first rank of the younger American poets. “Mountain Interval” followed in 1916.