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The Classics

Robert Frost

 

Robert Frost

With numerous collections of timeless poetry, Robert Frost has inspired students at UST and around the country. Born on March 26, 1874, Frost has been regarded as "America's Poet." His dedication to poetry continuted until his death in 1963. Today, Frost is remembered by UST students as a poet who combined quiet passion with roaring talent.

 

Poems by Robert Frost

 

Emily Dickinson

 

Emily Dickinson

Born in 1830, Dickinson spent most of her life isolated, writing poetry in her bedroom. It wasn't until after her death in 1886 that people began appreciating her poetry. Today it inspires UST students because it is intimate. It reflects her loneliness and constant state of want.

 

Poems by Emily Dickinson

 

The Contemporaries

Billy Collins

 

Billy Collins

Billy Collins has been named one of the greatest contemporary poets by students at UST. His work is graceful, ironic and smart as he combines creativity with emotion in many of his poems. Collins was named the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2001 and is also the author of six books.

 

Poems by Billy Collins

Charles Simic

 

Charles Simic

Charles Simic was born into a war-torn Europe in Belgrade, 1938. He has since written many books of poetry and recieved the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990. He first felt the impulse to write poetry in high school when his friends were attracting the best-looking girls by writing them sappy love poems.

 

Poems by Charles Simic

 

 

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