Robert Frost Class Used as Punishment

Robert Frost Class Used as Punishment

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

Despite groans nationwide, AP cannot resist calling it poetic justice:

More than two dozen young people who broke into Robert Frost’s former home for a beer party and trashed the place are being required to take classes in his poetry as part of their punishment.

Middlebury College prof Jay Parini teaches a class on Robert Frost to students in a court diversion program.

Using “The Road Not Taken” and another poem as jumping-off points, Frost biographer Jay Parini hopes to show the vandals the error of their ways — and the redemptive power of poetry.

I only hope some day my writing can be used to piss off some young miscreants, if it isn’t already.

Image from Wikipedia.


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