Robert Frost’s poetry has the rare distinction of being both popular and profound. Recognized as one of the United States’ great poets, his work’s impact has traveled far from home. In 1996, more than thirty years after his death no less than three Nobel Laureates – the Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky, the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, and the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott – jointly published an homage to Frost’s influence, a tribute to a poet they believe belongs to the world tradition of great literature. That book-length homage is but one of a long list of honors accorded to the poet. Already in the 1920s, he was acknowledged as one of the country’s most important poets. By then, his work had been chosen as a selection of …

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Citation: Barron, Jonathan N.. "Robert Frost". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 December 2004 [, accessed 06 June 2023.]

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