Robert Cotner to discuss poet FrostManchester Journal of Manchester, Vermont: Weekly since 1861
to discuss poet Frost
article date: 10/08/2004
SOUTH SHAFTSBURY - On Sunday, Oct. 10, Robert Cotner
of Chicago will be the featured speaker in the Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost lecture series, presented by the Friends of Robert Frost.
will discuss, "Irony and Imagination in Frost's 'Two Tramps in Mudtime' and 'Out, Out.'"
, who met Frost at the poet's Ripton cabin in 1962, has devoted a lifetime to
...A successful senior executive in Chicago's non-profit community, Cotner has served as executive director of The Salvation Army in that city, and has just been named director of development for Shriners Children's Hospital, Chicago.He has been a professor of English and philosophy at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., and was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in English at the University of Liberia.His
academic interests include American material and social culture, natural history (with, like Frost, a particular passion for botany), and American intellectual history.He served as Centennial President of The Caxton Club of Chicago, and was the founder and editor of "The Caxtonian," an award-winning monthly literary journal dedicated to the book arts, the humanities, and literature.
Cotner's talk, which is free and open to all, will begin at 3 p.m. at the red barn at the Stone House Museum
, located on Route 7A in South Shaftsbury.After the program, everyone is invited back to the museum for refreshments, a chance to talk with Cotner
, and to view the permanent collection as well as the current special exhibit on "The Flowers of Robert Frost."