MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has named a new poet laureate.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott appointed Mary Ruefle to the honorary position this week. WCAX-TV reports that she was recommended by...
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has a new director.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conceptual artist Charles Gaines is this year's winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal, an honor previously given to Robert Frost and Toni Morrison among others.
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," one of his most famous poems.
That house, including the 7-acre grounds with rugged old stone walls, a barn and some of the heirloom apple trees from Frost's orchard, is now open again as a museum under the ownership of Bennington College.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Maus" cartoonist Art Spiegelman is this year's winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.
The honor was announced on Sunday by the venerable MacDowell artist colony, based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
MacDowell chairman Michael Chabon says in a statement that Spiegelman, the first medal recipient honored for graphic novels, was a pioneer in making comics respected as an art form. He calls his work "personal and world historical."
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is ready to reopen under new ownership.
The Friends of Robert Frost announced last September that it was donating the house, seven acres of property, and two barns to Bennington college.
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit dedicated to Robert Frost has donated $5,000 to a Vermont elementary school.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, has died. She was 91.
Krim was founding chairman of The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR. The nonprofit says she died at her home in King's Point, New York, on Monday.
amfAR Chief Executive Officer Kevin Robert Frost says in a statement "so many people alive today literally owe their lives" to her.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — For the first time in more than half a century, a series of Christmas cards and booklets that feature poems by Robert Frost, the poet known for his gritty images of rural New England life, are on display at Vermont's Middlebury College.
Some of the poems were published for the first time in the cards, some were early drafts of works in progress that went on to become Frost staples, while still others had been previously published.
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96.
Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his family by his side, according to friend and fellow poet, Dana Gioia.
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Bennington College in Vermont says it will be taking ownership of a museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost.
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury was the poet's home for nine years, from 1920 to 1929. Frost wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" at the house in June 1922, and he was also living there when he received his first Pulitzer Prize in 1924.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Growing up, Kondwani Fidel Russell said it was common to learn about a particular type of literature or poetry in school. Authors like William Shakespeare and Robert Frost often set the bar, but for a kid growing up in Baltimore, they weren't always relatable, Russell said.
"They're amazing," the East Baltimore writer and poet said while sitting outside a cafe on Charles Street recently, "but that's all we were taught."
DYMOCK, England (AP) — The woods were cool, a welcome balm on a hot day. Shafts of sunlight poured through the canopy. Slowly, I walked down a track thick with long-fallen leaves.
And then I found it.
It wasn't much to look at, just a spot where the path split. But that was the point. Could this be the fork that inspired one of America's favorite poems, the one beginning, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"?
NEW YORK (AP) — David Lynch is this year's winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts, a prize bestowed by the venerable MacDowell Colony for artists.
MacDowell officials announced Sunday that the maker of such acclaimed films as "Mulholland Drive" and "Blue Velvet" and the TV series "Twin Peaks" will receive the medal Aug. 13 at a public ceremony at the colony, based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Two trees planted by poet Robert Frost near his home perhaps as far back as the 1920s have been toppled by high winds.
Officials at what's now the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury say the birch and snow apple trees came crashing down on May 6.
Museum director Carol Thompson said the birch was the last tree planted by Frost.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison is collecting another prestigious prize.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal.
The prize was established in 1958 and is awarded to individuals to recognize a lifetime of literary achievements.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) — An elementary school in southern Washington had to be evacuated after people reported smelling gas.
The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2kp8qju ) that about 600 Robert Frost Elementary School students left the building Wednesday and were bused to a middle school nearby.
Cascade Natural Gas investigated and did not find a gas leak.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the inauguration of the 100th Illinois General Assembly (all times local):
The lone Democrat who did not vote for Michael Madigan as House speaker likens himself to the traveler in the famous Robert Frost poem who took the road "less traveled by."
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Two poetry books feature the work of northern Utah judge Thomas L. Kay.
Kay has spent almost 30 years writing thousands of poems, the Standard-Examiner (http://bit.ly/2fNaxfN ) reported.
"The Road I've Taken" and "One Silent, Holy Night, The Poetry of Christmas" are available online.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A group of middle school students was recorded chanting a racial slur on their school bus in an online video.
A parent, Brandon Long, expressed outrage Tuesday in his Facebook post, which has received more than 200,000 views. He said his daughter recorded the video while taking the bus from Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man who acted as his own lawyer has been found guilty of murder for killing his stepfather and sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutors said a jury convicted Robert Frost on Thursday after a four-day trial.