Robert Frost, born on this date

Robert Frost was born on this date in 1874.a14pf194x-01

Most historians presume he is playing softball in this Bread Loaf photo from the 1940s. I’ve always suspected it was Tai Chi.

Bread Loaf is about twelve miles from my home here in Vermont.

(Photo courtesy of the Middlebury College archives.)

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of nineteen books, including his forthcoming novel, The Sleepwalker. His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, The Guest Room, and The Double Bind.