Poet Robert Frost became a “snow bird” in his later years, having established a winter home in Miami named “Pencil Pines”. While it is not open to the public, Frost fans can visit the campus where he read his poetry and catch an art-house film at The Bill Cosford Cinema (5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building #227, Coral Gables), where Frost presented a lecture at the University of Miami in 1960. Another noteworthy fact for the University of Miami community is that the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet delivered a reading at Mahoney Hall that year, according to Miami, the magazine of the University of Miami (fall, 2007).
Watch our Video about Robert Frost at the University of Miami and read about his life on the Poetry Foundation‘s page at poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-frost. Discover more about his residences through our New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Vermont pages.
In the 1940s, Frost also lived briefly in a Key West cottage where friends like Thornton Wilder and Wallace Stevens visited, but it is no longer open to the public. However, you can read about it here: Key West Literary Seminar article about Frost and Stevens.
Robert Frost’s best known poem is Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. Read it here: poetryfoundation.org.
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