We don't usually associate presenting rare and unique materials in a barn surrounded by the scent of freshly baled hay, but that's what two Dartmouth librarians did on August 11th at the Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. Laura Braunstein, Librarian for English and Writing, and Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian, presented "Strange Bedfellows: Ezra Pound and Robert Frost" as part of the Frost Farm's Summer Literary series.
The program focused on the relationship between literary contemporaries Robert Frost and Ezra Pound. When Ezra Pound was committed to Saint Elizabeth's psychiatric hospital to avoid treason charges following World War II, Robert Frost drew on their shared literary network to secure his release in 1958.
We will retell the story of Frost's stormy relationship with Pound through letters and other documents from the Robert Frost Collection at Dartmouth College's Rauner Special Collections Library this Thursday, October 16th, at 4:00 in the Current Periodicals Room of Baker Library, followed by a tour of the Rauner Library exhibit "Corresponding Friendships: Robert Frost's Letters" and a reception. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library and is free and open to the public.