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The Atlantic Monthly published “Birches” by Robert Frost in its August, 1915 issue. The poem was included in Frost’s collection titled Mountain Interval and published in 1916. The poem describes birch trees weighed down by ice from a storm. They set the poet’s imagination to work.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3511.R94

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Faggen, Robert (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost. 2001.

                    Call Number: PS3511.R94 Z559 2001

  • Frost: Centennial Essays. 1974.

                    Call Number: PS3511.R94 Z654

  • Frost, Robert. The Poetry of Robert Frost. 1979.

                    Call Number: PS3511.R94 A17 1979

  • Monteiro, George. Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance. 1988.

                   Call Number: PS3511.R94 Z793 1988

  • Newman, Lea (ed.). Robert Frost. 2000.

                  Call Number: PS3511.R94 Z845 2000

  • Wilcox, Earl J. (ed.). Roads Not Taken. 2000.

                   Call Number: PS3511.R94 Z9156 2000

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Frost, Robert

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o        Vol. 3, pg. 170

o        Vol. 4, pg. 174

o        Vol. 9, pg. 219, 229

o        Vol. 15, pg. 242, 244-5, 248

o        Vol. 26, pg. 111-2, 116, 122, 125

  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o        Vol. 1, pg. 450-52

  • The Poems of Robert Frost: an ExplicationCall Number: REF PS3511. R94 Z785 1991

o        Pg. 72-3

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number: REF PN1010. P6

o        Vol. 1, pg. 196, 221, 225, 227-8, 230

o        Vol. 39, pg. 230, 253, 256

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1112. P752

o        Vol. 13, pg. 13-32

  • The Robert Frost EncyclopediaCall Number: REF PS3511.R94 Z459 2001

o        Pg. 31-2

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