The Director

Carol Frost

Carol Frost - The Director

Carol Frost, director of Winter with the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts, is the author of twelve books of poems. The Queen's Desertion, I Will Say Beauty, Love and Scorn: New and Selected Poems, all from Northwestern University Press, are recent volumes. Her 2010 collection of poems, Honeycomb, was the recipient of the Gold Medal in Poetry from the Florida Book Awards, and in 2014 Tupelo Press published Entwined:Three Lyric Sequences. Her poems have appeared in four Pushcart Prize anthologies, and she has been a recipient of two National Endowment for theArts fellowships. The Poets’ Prize and Elliston Award committees have also honored her work. She has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The New York Times, Poetry, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her poems also appear in recent anthologies--The New Anthology of American Poetry, Volume 3: Postmodernisms, 1950 to the Present, Contemporary American Poetry and When She is Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women. In addition, her essays on poetics have appeared in print, largely in the New England Review, and on the Web. The Web publication sites include Modern American Poetry, Poetry Daily, Plume, and from the Academy of American Poetry. In October 2008 her piece on Robert Frost, Sincerity and Inventions: On Robert Frost, was posted on the Academy of American Poets website.

Carol Frost founded and for fifteen years directed the Catskill Poetry Workshop, and she served as poetry editor for Pushcart Prize XXIII in 2003 and as a poetry judge for the 2005 National Book Award. She has held distinguished professorships at Bucknell University, Washington University and Wichita State University. She also has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Poets at Work in Salt Lake City, the Five Island Press poetry conference in Australia, and for the MFA programs at Warren Wilson College and New England College. In the fall of 2008 she held the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professorship at SUNY Potsdam.

Carol Frost is the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. She spends time and writes each spring on Florida's "Nature Coast" and for a few weeks each summer at Elizabeth Bishop's childhood home in Great Village, Nova Scotia, which she owns in partnership with a group of American and Nova Scotian scholars and writers.

Read a selection of Carol Frost's poems at

Desertion - Carol Frost

Love and Scorn - Carol FrostHoneycomb - Carol Frost


Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts is sponsored by The Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Artist Fund, Winter With the Writers Patrons, and the Rollins College Department of English.