Robert Frost -- who shares a birthday month with the 92nd Street Y: March 1874 -- made regular appearances at 92Y throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Often his readings were so popular that ticket-holders without seats would sit on stage, surrounding the poet at his podium.
As part of a November 1952 reading, the famous American poet read his most iconic poem, "The Road Not Taken," accompanied by remarks that were characteristically gruff and sly. "How should 'The Road Not Taken' be taken," Frost teases the audience. Listen here and decide for yourself.
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