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2012: Special Ediaiton August 4, 2012
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See You at the 2013 Conference on Poetry and Teaching at The Frost Place 
Sunday June 23, 2013 to Thursday June 27, 2013

Baron Wormser, The Frost Place's Director of Educational Outreach

The Frost Place is delighted to announce that Baron Wormser has accepted the post of Director of Educational Outreach. Baron has developed a unique and powerful curriculum that is the basis for the Conference on Poetry and Teaching and his work in schools across the country.  The program, funded by The Schafer Foundation, is something that Baron will be focusing on.  "We need to make these teaching techniques available to the community of educators who are unable to physically attend The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching" says Maudelle Driskell, Frost Place Executive Director, and Baron will be spending more time on that mission. The Conference on Poetry and Teaching will still be one of Baron's important projects, but he is passing the directorship to Dawn Potter, former associate director of the CPT.  The two are working together on adding components to the CPT while keeping the quality and experience consistent. Stay tuned for details.
Baron Wormser











Baron is the author or co-author of twelve books, including The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid, Scattered Chapters: New and Selected Poems, and a work of fiction entitled The Poetry Life: Ten Stories. In March 2011 his eighth book of poetry, Impenitent Notes, was published by CavanKerry Press. He teaches in the Fairfield University MFA Program and directed the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching since its inception. Wormser has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He served as poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2005 and holds an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. He works widely in schools with students and teachers.
Bring Baron to your school for a workshop and spread the word! Email mdriskell@frostplace.org for more information or to schedule.

Dawn Potter is the 2013 Director of The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

If Dawn Potter is a familiar face around The Frost Place, she should be. She has been working with Baron at the Conference on Poetry and Teaching for the past five years and acting in a supporting role periodically at other programs and special events. Dawn says "I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. My five years as Baron's associate director have been best job I've ever had, thanks to the intelligence and commitment of the participants and the spirit of civility and intellectual rigor that Baron has infused into the program. My goal as director is to maintain that spirit and to expand our reach so that Frost Place can help more and more teachers make poetry a vital element in their own lives as well the lives of their students."  Baron says “Ideally the director of the Frost Place Conference is someone who relates well to teachers, has worked in schools, is an accomplished poet, a strong administrator, has a real affinity for the poetry of Robert Frost and doesn’t mind sitting in a barn subject to cold, heat and insects. Dawn Potter is that person and I am so glad that she is taking over as director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. I have led the conference for thirteen years and Dawn has been associate director for the last five. She has been stellar and then some. I know the conference will flourish under her leadership.”

Please join The Frost Place in congratulating Baron and Dawn on their new roles. 
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