PATRICK DONNELLY, Program Director of The Frost Place, is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Willow Hammer (Four Way Books, 2025), and Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019). Since 2011, he has also been Director of the annual Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, where faculty has included an extremely diverse group of America’s foremost poet-teachers. Former Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, his poetry has appeared in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Massachusetts Review. Donnelly’s translations with Stephen D. Miller of classical Japanese poetry were awarded the 2015-2016 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. Donnelly’s other awards include a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program Award, an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency Award. More at: patrickdonnellypoetry.com
Interim Executive Director
STACY HOLMES joined the Frost Place as interim director in October of 2023. For many years, Stacy worked as an office manager in the software and finance industries. She finds inspiration in the beauty of the White Mountains and enjoys botanizing, traversing the same grounds that once inspired Frost himself, ever on “the quest of the purple-fringed”.