Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Franklin] Reeve's knowledge of poetry

was profound, [Jay] Parini says.

Reeve was a young man when he befriended the poet Robert Frost.  As a scholar of Russian literature who was fluent in the language, Reeve served as translator when the aging Frost made an historic visit to the Soviet Union in 1962, highlighted by a meeting with then premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Reeve wrote a book about the experience called Robert Frost In Russia.

from VPR: Wilmington Writer Franklin Reeve Dies
then The New York Times: F.D. Reeve, Poet and Translator, Dies at 84


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