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Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was one of the leading American poets of the twentieth century and a frequent contributor to VQR. The author of more than twenty books of poetry, he won the Pulitzer Prize four times, for New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes (1924), Collected Poems (1931), A Further Range (1937), and A Witness Tree (1943). He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his work and read “The Gift Outright,” first published in VQR, at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961.



Winter 1946 | Poetry

Back out of all this now too much for us,
Back in a time made simple by the loss
Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off

Time Out

Spring 1942 | Poetry

It took that pause to make him realize
The mountain he was climbing had the slant
As of a book held up before his eyes

Iris by Night

Spring 1936 | Poetry

One misty evening, one another's guide,
We two were groping down a Malvern side
The last wet fields and dripping hedges home.