Do you think Frost finally became popular in America as a poet?
Robert Frost's first published poem was printed in 1894, when he was 20 years old. He continued to write poetry, and studied poetry during the two years he spent as a student at Harvard. While starting his family and working as a farmer and a teacher, Frost also wrote and published poems. Frost and his family spent 1912-1915 in England, during which time he wrote and published two collections of poetry and made the acquaintance of a number of already well-known writers and poets, who provided support and encouragement. By the time of his return to the United States, Frost was developing a reputation and a following as a recognized poet. He won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his collection New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes. As an instructor at Amherst College and Harvard, he became well-known for his poetry readings, with subjects ranging from his appreciation of nature to comments on social and political issues of his time. By the time of his death, he had been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and had been named poet laureate of the United States as well as reading one of his poems at the inauguration of Pres. John F. Kennedy.