6:30 - 8pm at the Kimball Library
While it makes spoken words sing like sauntering music, Robert Frost’s poetry can also help us appreciate the rigor of life on a New England farm in the early 20th century. (Hint: It was hard.) In an exploration of both New Hampshire history and Frost’s poetry, author and poet Jeffrey Zygmont recites a selection of Frost’s poems about farming. Alongside each recitation, he provides background on Frost’s life, offering insight into the poem’s origins, and commentary on the work’s artistic beauty, as well as the experiences and emotions it expresses. Participants will join a lively discussion celebrating Robert Frost’s unique gift for capturing farm life in poetry
Jeffrey Zygmont is a New Hampshire writer and poet who has published numerous fiction and non-fiction books, poetry books, children’s books, and short stories. As a journalist, he has published articles in a long list of magazines and newspapers. He speaks regularly about poetry and art – especially to promote the works of poets Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Frost – at venues around New England. Jeff studied engineering and the physical sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.