Robert Frost Farm
Hyla Brook Poets
Inviting guest speakers to Derry to celebrate the work of America's foremost poet is a tradition at the farm. Lectures are held in the Farm's barn theater beginning at 2:00 pm and are open to the public free of charge.
Programs are made possible by grants from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and are sponsored by the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Robert Frost Homestead Trustees, and the Friends of the Robert Frost Farm.
The Frost Farm, a national historic landmark, is located on NH Route 28, 1¾ miles south of the traffic circle in Derry, NH.
For more information, call (603) 432-3091.
Programs are free (except appraisals) and open to the public
Frost Farm’s 2013 Hyla Brook Reading Series
Opens May 16
Poets Jane Satterfield & Ned Balbo featured
DERRY, NH, April 30, 2013, – The Robert Frost Farm’s 2013 Hyla Brook Reading Series Season kicks off on Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm with a double feature by visiting poets Jane Satterfield and Ned Balbo of Baltimore, Md. They will be joined by Hyla Brook Poet Robin Small.
This launches an outstanding season, which also includes appearances by poets X.J. Kennedy, Dan Chiasson and Alfred Nicol. The Reading Series, held in the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), is free and open to the public. An Open Mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work.
The 2013 Hyla Brook Reading Series Features:
- Jane Satterfield & Ned Balbo, Featured Readers, May 16, 2013
Jane Satterfield is the author of three books of poems: Her Familiars (Elixir, 2013), Assignation at Vanishing Point (Elixir Press Book Award, 2003), and Shepherdess with an Automatic (Towson University Prize for Literature), as well as Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond (Demeter, 2009). Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and three Maryland Arts Council grants, as well as the William Faulkner Society's Gold Medal for the Essay and first prize in the 2011 Mslexia women’s poetry competition. Satterfield is literary editor for the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative and teaches at Loyola University Maryland.
Ned Balbo's latest book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press), was awarded the 2010 Donald Justice Prize by judge A. E. Stallings, and the 2012 Poets’ Prize. His second book, Lives of the Sleepers (U. of Notre Dame Press), received the Ernest Sandeen Prize and a Fore Word Book of the Year Gold Medal; his first, Galileo's Banquet, was awarded the Towson University Prize. He is the recipient of three Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. He was featured poet in the Fall 2011/Winter 2012 Valparaiso Poetry Review, and his reviews of contemporary poetry may be found in most issues of Antioch Review from 1999-2009.
- X.J. Kennedy, Featured Reader, July 11, 2013
X. J. (real name Joe) Kennedy professed at Tufts until 1978, when he quit to write textbooks (including An Introduction to Poetry, now in its 13th edition and co-authored with Dana Gioia) and children’s books (22, including Brats and City Kids). His first book of verse was Nude Descending a Staircase (Doubleday, 1961); his latest, a new-and-selected, In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus (Johns Hopkins U Press, a 2008 ALA Notable Book) and a collected comic verse, Peeping Tom’s Cabin (BOA Editions, 2007). A former poetry editor of the Paris Review, Kennedy received the Poets’ Prize in 2003 for The Lords of Misrule and in 2010, for his life’s work, the Robert Frost medal of the Poetry Society of America. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with sometime co-author Dorothy M. Kennedy.
- Dan Chiasson, Featured Reader, August 8, 2013
Dan Chiasson teaches at Wellesley College and in the Boston University Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Chiasson is author of five books, including Bicentennial (forthcoming in 2014) and serves as the poetry critic for The New Yorker.
- Alfred Nicol, Featured Reader, September 12, 2013
Alfred Nicol is this year's recipient of The Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award. Nicol's book of poetry, Elegy for Everyone, published in 2009, was chosen for the first Anita Dorn Memorial Prize. He received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award for an earlier volume, Winter Light. Nicol has collaborated with poet Rhina Espaillat and classical guitarist John Tavano in making the CD Melopoeia. His most recent publication is Second Hand Second Mind, a collaboration with his sister, the artist Elise Nicol. A member of the Powow River Poets since 1999, Nicol edited The Powow River Anthology, published in 2006.
The June event (June 13) will feature the 3rd Annual The Frost Prize winner, to be announced in May 2013. Starting in May, the Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly writing workshop will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at its summer home at the Frost Farm.