Acquainted with the Night
Acquainted with the Night
by Robert Frost

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Robert Frost on

A brief biography of Frost and links to the online text of some of his poetry.

Controversial Editing of Frost's Notebooks

A discussion of the recent publishing and editing of Frost's private notebooks.

Robert Frost on

A site compiling information and online texts of more of Frost's poetry.


Frost Reads "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

Video of Frost reading aloud "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," possibly his most famous poem.

Video version of "Acquainted with the Night"

Images matched with Ron Perlman reading the poem aloud.


Listen to "Acquainted with the Night"
Listen to Frost read his poem.


Pictures of Frost's Notebooks

This image shows Frost's original notebooks in contrast to their transcription. If you have messy handwriting, show this to the next person who complains about it.

Picture of Aged Frost

Wondering what Frost looked like?

Frost and his wife

Frost is younger here, with his wife.

Historical Documents

Original Manuscript
The original manuscript from the poem's first publication in the Virginia Quarterly Review. You can see the small differences between this edition and the one published in Frost's books later, and handwritten notes from the Review's editors.
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