Wednesday, September 27, 2006

News I Can Use

Today's Globe reports the discovery and upcoming publication of a new Robert Frost poem, which was inscribed inside a single copy of 'North of Boston' (his 2nd volume of poetry) that was in posession of the University of Virginia.

Though an unrepentant Frost junkie and memorizer of many Frost poems, my expectations for this discovery are low. Frost was very publicity-aware and most concerned about the publication and the place in history of his work. If the only extant copy of this poem was scratched inside a volume at UVA, that is probably because Frost failed to destroy that one copy of a piece he never wanted to publish.

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