Sep 13, 2012

Poet's residency: The Frost Place

The Dartmouth 2013 Poet in Residence at The Frost Place

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH. This is a six to eight week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet rural road with spectacular views of the White Mountains.

The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31, 2013, and includes a $1,000 award from The Frost Place and $1,000 from Dartmouth College. The poet will have several opportunities to give readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

The house, built in 1859 and owned by the Frost family from 1915 to 1920, is spartan, but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, and a portion of the house is closed off for the resident poet.

Previous recipients of this residency, which began in 1977, include Katha Pollitt, Robert Haas, William Matthews, Cleopatra Mathis, Mark Halliday, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox, and Laura Kasischke. Many of these poets have returned to The Frost Place to participate in the conferences held each summer. The aim of the residency program has been to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, as Frost was when he bought the place in 1915.

The primary criteria is that applicants must have published at least one book of poems. The complete guidelines and application form can be found on our website at Poets may apply directly or be nominated by someone else. There is a $25 fee for applications. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 31, 2012.

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