Updated: Apr 11, 2022
Robert Frost, the American Poet, a playwright, and the only poet who won the Pulitzer Prize four times was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874. He was the poet laureate of Vermont in 1961 from July of the year. Frost’s works spoke mostly on the rural life (with themes like Complex society and philosophy) of New England in the early 20th Century. As a writer he was influenced by great poets and authors, are Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, and John Keats. He also influenced a few great writers such as Seamus Heaney, Edward Thomas, Robert Francis, etc. He has written plenty of poetry collections and four plays in which two were one-act plays and the other two were masques. The works for which he won the Pulitzer Prizes include; New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes (1924), Collected Poems (1931), A Further Range (1937), and A Witness Tree (1943). Critics have commented on the themes of Robert Frost such as, "Frost's best work explores fundamental questions of existence, depicting with chilling starkness the loneliness of the individual in an indifferent universe”; 'Frost is most interested in "showing the human reaction to nature's processes"';' Frost always has a "sympathetic humor" towards his subjects'. He died in Boston, Massachusetts on January 29, 1963, at the age of 88.