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The Frost Medal is an award of the Poetry Society of America for lifetime achievement. Poetry Society of America A literary orgnization founded in 1910. ...


The medal was first awarded to 1930, to three individuals

In Memory of Bliss Carmen (Canadian)
In memory of George Edward Woodberry
and to Jessie Rittenhouse.

For the next 53 years the Frost Medal was awarded only eleven times, to poets at the end of their carrers. In 1984 it became an annual award to a living poet. Since 1995, the recipient of the Frost Medal has delivered the Frost Medal Lecture, a retrospective reading and talk that is the highlight of the Annual Awards Ceremony.


Robert Frost was the fourth recipient of the Frost Medal, in 1941, after he had retired from Amherst College. Robert Frost (1941) Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet, one of the foremost of the 20th century. ... Amherst College is an independent liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ...

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