The Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place

Since 1977 The Frost Place has housed a resident poet during the summer months at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH. 

The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six-to-eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost’s former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center.

The residency begins July 1 and ends August 15, and includes an award of $1,000 from The Frost Place and an award of $1,000 from Dartmouth College.

The recipient of the Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place will have an opportunity to give a series of public readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College. There are no other specific obligations. We hope that the residency offers space and time for significant poetic work.

Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet has sole use of non-public rooms of the house.

Previous recipients of this residency include Katha Pollitt, Robert Hass, William Matthews, Cleopatra Mathis, Mark Halliday, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox, and Laura Kasischke.

The aim of this program is to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public.

To be eligible, applicants must have published at least one full-length collection of poetry at the time of submission.

Submission period: October 1, 2015 through January 5, 2016.

Applications are accepted online. 

2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence

Todd Hearon

The 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence

Rebecca Foust

List of Past Resident Poets

Since 1977 The Frost Place has hosted a resident poet during the summer months at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, NH.

The Resident Poet Photos

Every summer the resident poet's photo joins the cadres of other poets on the wall of the Henry Holt Barn. It's tradition.