Newly-discovered recordings of Robert Frost


Robert Frost enthusiasts are familiar with the poet’s written work, and perhaps some recordings of his performances, but now they can hear previously unreleased recordings on PennSound, the free, web-based archive offered by the University of Pennsylvania’Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.

…The 22 Frost recordings on PennSound include his 1937 Pulitzer Prize Dinner speech and his readings of “The Road Not Taken,” “Birches” and “Mending Wall.”

“As he is speaking the parts of different characters in ‘Mending Wall,’ he’s actually mimicking the dialect of the different characters speaking,” says [Chris] Mustazza. [Mustazza discovered the recordings] “You don’t get that from the printed page.”

See: Penn Offers Previously Unreleased Recordings of Robert Frost Reading His Poetry, Jeanne Leong, Penn News, July 26, 2016

And hear Robert Frost read his poems here

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