A Literary Feast
An Evening of Frost & Food
Robert Frost was the most celebrated American poet in history.
Join The Henry Ford for an intimate evening of Frost’s work and his influence on modern poetry and literature.
Our second annual Robert Frost Poetry Feast will feature the works of and readings by award-winning poets Vievee Francis and Gregory Pardlo set against the beautiful backdrops of the Robert Frost home and Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village. Guests will enjoy cocktails at the Frost home where the famed poet wrote “Spring Pools” among other works and then a dinner of locally-sourced fare from Michigan farms and food purveyors at Eagle Tavern.
Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection, Northwestern University Press, 2016) and Forest Primeval (winner of the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry 2010, 2014, 2017, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English (creative writing) at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
Gregory Pardlo was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. He is the author of Totem (2007), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and Digest (2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The Pulitzer judges cited Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” In 2017, Pardlo was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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