Robert Frost and the Road to Poetry
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College, in partnership with the Bennington Museum, presents an evening with the New York Times Book Review poetry critic David Orr, author of The Road Not Taken, Finding America in the Poem that Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong. Orr will offer a fresh approach to the poetry of Robert Frost, in particular his beloved poem "The Road not Taken," and will share his ideas about demystifying the process of reading poetry.
Location: Ada Paresky Education Center at the Bennington Museum. A livestream of the lecture will also be available for viewing, please visit the Bennington Museum and Robert Frost Stone House Museum websites for more details.
If planning to attend in person, please register online for the event.
COVID Safety: Masks will be required for all audience members for this in-person, indoor program.
Watch live online!
This event will be live-streamed on the Bennington Museum and the CAT-TV Facebook pages. (You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch live. If you are prompted to Log In or Create an Account, click on the words "Not Now.")
Look for the icon on the left-hand side of the screen to know when the live broadcast has started. Click on this icon to go to the live broadcast. (Note: the LIVE icon will not be present until the broadcast begins.) Once you've located the video, we recommend making it full screen for the best viewing experience.
About David Orr
David Orr is Professor of Poetry and the Practice of Criticism at Rutgers University and a longtime poetry critic for the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. His first book, Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry, was named one of the twenty best books of 2011 by the Chicago Tribune; his subsequent books have been covered in outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to NPR to PBS NewsHour. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle and the Editor’s Prize for Reviewing from Poetry magazine. A native South Carolinian, David lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.
This lecture is made possible by a grant to the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College from VT Humanities and will take place as part of a shared celebration with the Bennington Museum of Frost's 100th anniversary of moving to Shaftsbury, VT.