Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" with Prof. Robert Faggen on NPR

CMC Frost expert discusses the poem's meanings on its 100th anniversary

Robert FaggenCMC’s Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature, Robert Faggen, was a guest on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show Thursday, Aug. 20. The show was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.”

A noted Robert Frost scholar, Professor Faggen is co-editor of “The Letters of Robert Frost, Vol. 1,” editor of “The Notebooks of Robert Frost” and author of “Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin.”

For the interview, Professor Faggen was joined by New York Times columnist David Orr, who recently published “The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong,” and Frost biographer Jay Parini, poet, novelist, professor of English and creative writing at Middlebury College and author of “Robert Frost: A Life.”

The Diane Rehm Show has a weekly on-air audience of more than 2.4 million and is produced by WAMU 88.5 at American University and distributed by NPR to nearly 200 stations across the country. The program is also distributed by NPR Worldwide, SiriusXM Radio and the Armed Forces Network.

Listen to the interview with Professor Faggen.