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  • Collection: Robert Francis Collection

Robert Francis on influence of parents.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis discusses the influence of his parents on his own character and how the contrasting temperaments combined to make him a poet.

Robert Francis on his poem Two Women.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Two Women, and then discusses the different ways the last line could be read.

Robert Francis on his stone man.mp4
Robert Francis talks about his 'found art' that he calls an eolith palladium, a stone that he turned into art in his backyard.

Robert Francis on humor in poetry.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis responds to the question, "How important is humor to your poems?" and talks about how poetry and humor are closely related as both surprise you with unexpected combinations.

Francis reading poem - Orb Weaver.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Orb Weaver, while in his home, Fort Juniper.

Francis reading poem - bulldozer.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Bulldozer, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - City.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, City, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - Hide and Seek.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem, Hide and Seek, in his home, Fort Juniper

Francis reading poem - silent poem.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis reads his poem titled Silent Poem in his home, Fort Juniper.

Robert Francis on admiration for Frost.mp4
Amherst poet Robert Francis discusses his admiration for Robert Frost and how he is different from his friend.

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Upper body shot of Robert Francis in a suit and tie, wearing glasses, and with his arms behind his head.

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A newspaper clipping describes a poetry reading by Robert Francis to take place on September 11 at the Jones Library. The reading was jointly sponsored by The Jones Library and the University of Massachusetts Press in celebration of the poet's new…

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The Kansas University Pop Ensemble program includes the Robert Francis poem, "Summons," set to music composed by Mike Huebner. Wendy Walton was the soloist during the performance.

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This group has come together to listen to Robert Francis read poetry on the lawn outside the Jones Library.
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