Introduction to the Life, Poems and Craft of Robert Frost

Instructor: James Breslin

Wednesdays •  9/18-11/6 • 10:15 AM-12:15 PM • 8 classes

Class size 5 to 12 students
5 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 291

Robert Frost is one of America’s best known poets. Many of us are familiar with some of his poems. This course will revisit and discuss these most familiar poems and some less well-known works as well. Frost was an interesting and complex man intellectually and personally. His life and experiences shape the themes of his poetry. This course will explore both his life and poems. Those wishing to learn more about poetry in general are welcome. Even if you are new to poetry you should find Frost a wonderful vehicle to learn about poetry in general. Classroom

James Breslin, a retired Clinical Social Worker, is an active poet with two books of poems to his credit: The Crow and Other Poems, and Hummingbird, New and Collected Poems, Moon Pie Press, Westbook, ME. He has published in the Lyric, Aurorean, The Mother (Ireland), Off the Coast, Pulse, and Stanza; and has won several prizes from the Maine Poets Society. A friend of Ted Bookey’s, James has attended many of his UMASC Poetry and Humor classes.