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The Breath of Parted Lips
Voices from The Robert Frost Place, Vol. I
Sydney Lea, ed.




Cavankerry
2001 • 387 pp. 6 x 9 1/2"
Poetry

$28.00 Paperback, 978-0-9678856-2-9



A collection of 130 poems contributed by Frost Place residents, many of whom have risen to prominence. Some contributors' poems were written during their tenures on the farm. Such poets as Robert Hass, Gary Miranda, Mary Jo Salter, Cleopatra Mathis, Denis Johnson and Stanley Plumly explore the depth and breadth of their time spent in Frost’s New Hampshire. Eminent poet Donald Hall wrote the foreword and includes a cache of Frost’s poems from Mountain Interval.

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“The Frost Place has celebrated the ongoingness of American poetry…Great poems were written in this house." —Donald Hall

From the Book:

So what good is it? Let's be sad,
wear melancholy like an old brown sweater
patched at the elbows and smelling of our own funk.
The coffee cups pile up on the little table,
pages turn, electric lights come on-
it would be good to have a dog, you think,
one with grave eyes and an understanding of life,
it would be good…

From “Happiness Writes White” by Katha Pollitt



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