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Robert Francis on admiration for Frost.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis discusses his admiration for Robert Frost and how he is different from his friend.

Francis reading poem - silent poem.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem titled Silent Poem in his home, Fort Juniper.

Francis reading poem - Hide and Seek.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Hide and Seek, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - City.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, City, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - bulldozer.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Bulldozer, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - Orb Weaver.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Orb Weaver, while in his home, Fort Juniper.

Robert Francis on humor in poetry.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis responds to the question, "How important is humor to your poems?" and talks about how poetry and humor are closely related as both surprise you with unexpected combinations.

Robert Francis on his stone man.mp4
Robert Francis talks about his 'found art' that he calls an eolith palladium, a stone that he turned into art in his backyard.

Robert Francis on his poem Two Women.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Two Women, and then discusses the different ways the last line could be read.

Robert Francis on influence of parents.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis discusses the influence of his parents on his own character and how the contrasting temperaments combined to make him a poet.

Robert Francis on making a living as a poet.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis responds to the question of whether he earns a living entirely from poetry.

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Photograph of Robert Francis and family members sitting at a table outside under trellises. Francis' father Ebenezer F. Francis and stepmother Ida May Allen Francis are sitting across from Robert (fourth from left).

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Reception for Robert Francis at the Jones Library. Caption on reverse reads, "Amherst Record, weekend, Aug. 20, 1977, p.1 Reception for Robert Francis, Amherst poet, following presentation of a bust of Francis to the Jones Library by sculptor Anna…

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This group has come together to listen to Robert Francis read poetry on the lawn outside the Jones Library.

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Postcard sent to Charles R. Green at The Jones Library from Robert Francis while Francis was traveling in Rome, Italy. Francis thanks Green for his bon voyage card, wishes him a happy new year, and reports that he has "found Frost in three libraries:…
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