#OTD in this 1935 letter #PBKmember Robert Frost corresponded with Marie Bullock, founder of @poetsorg , regarding America’s recognition of poets and artists of other disciplines. Bullock, who had just founded the Academy of American Poets a few months prior to this letter, had reached out to Frost to tell him about the newly formed organization. She asked Frost to help her spread the story of the Academy of American Poets.
The letter reads: "My dear Mrs. Bullock:
I thought I had written you of my approval. It is getting so I remember a letter as having been written when it has been no more than formulated in my mind. Of course I am in favor of America’s doing more for her poets than any other nation. I read a #PhiBetaKappa Eclogue on the subject once at #ColumbiaUniversity . And I have just come home from trying to plant in the right quarters at Washington the idea of a civil list for poets, musicians, and of artists here such as they have in England. I have no particular purchase to try anything loose and am in no position alone. So let me join you in your good work.
April 20, 1935" - 8 minutes ago