|Robert Frost: The Most American of Poets.Reading/Comments by Carl Calendar|
Event Type: General|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
While most readers associate the poet Robert Frost with New England, he actually lived in San Francisco for the first decade of his life and only reluctantly accepted his move to New Hampshire. His early life was filled with family difficulties and he once walked into the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia thinking to end it all. But in middle age, his poems got noticed, first in England, then in American and his career was meteoric. He invented the post of Poet in Residence at colleges and became the most sought after lecturer and reader in American history. This lecture will combine the intriguing details of Frostís life with a reading of some of his most famous poems with comments by Dr. Calendar.
Carl Calendar, Ph.D. is the Dean of English at Brookdale Community College and has taught there for four decades. A former Fulbright Scholar and post graduate fellow at Princeton and Exeter College, Oxford, Dr. Calendar is well-known in New Jersey Colleges for his workshops on Critical Thinking, Communications and Assessment. Locally he reads Irish poetry in pubs and lectures on classical writers like Homer, Shakespeare, and Robert Frost.
Location: Community Room