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David Orr on Robert Frost

Bennington Museum, in partnership with the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College, presents an evening with The New York Times Book Review poetry critic David Orr, author of The Road Not Taken, Finding America in the Poem that Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong.

Orr will offer a fresh approach to the poetry of Robert Frost, in particular his beloved poem “The Road Not Taken,” and will share his ideas about demystifying the process of reading poetry.

This lecture is made possible by a grant to the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College from VT Humanities and will take place as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frost’s move to Shaftsbury, VT.

Masks will be required for all audience members during this in-person, indoor program. Watch live online! The program will be live streamed on the Bennington Museum and the CAT-TV Facebook pages. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch live. Go to facebook.com/benningtonmuseum or facebook.com/CATTVbennington. If you are prompted to Log In or Create an Account, click on the words “Not Now.” Look for the icon on the left hand side of the screen to know when the live broadcast has started. Click on it to go to the live broadcast. (Note that the LIVE icon will not be present until the broadcast begins.) Once you’ve located the video, we recommend making it full screen for the best viewing experience.

While the program is free and open to all, space is limited and registration is required to attend in person. (You do not need to register if viewing online.)

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About the Presenter

David Orr is Professor of Poetry and the Practice of Criticism at Rutgers University and a longtime poetry critic for the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. His first book, Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry, was named one of the twenty best books of 2011 by the Chicago Tribune; his subsequent books have been covered in outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to NPR to PBS NewsHour. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle and the Editor’s Prize for Reviewing from Poetry magazine. A native South Carolinian, David lives Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.