1923: New Hampshire
Author/Editor: Robert Frost
Robert Frost’s 4th book of poetry, is dedicated to Vermont and Michigan and contains woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. The volume contains many of Frost’s best loved poems including
Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening, A Star in a Stone-Boat, and Looking for a Sunset bird in winter. Our copy is inscribed with lovely handwriting reminiscent of the period:
“This book having been given to me for Christmas 1928 and already having had another copy, I now this 8th day of August 1929 donate the same with love to Erma herself. Laura.”
Frost won his first Pulitzer Prize for this collection of 44 poems. J.J. Lanke’s woodcuts are included throughout this slim volume and capture the spirit of Frost’s poems. Frost was born in 1874 and lived until 1963 and is known as one of the country’s most beloved poets.
This broadside, A Mood apart, is from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress and is just one of hundreds of primary source documents about Robert Frost. Visit the Memory Project to learn more!