. . . Winter 1996
Frost was also at Michigan for the 1922-23 school year as part of a fellowship in creative art created by President Marion Leroy Burton. He accepted another two-year fellowship in 1924, but resigned after a year to accept an appointment at Amherst College. He spent a few weeks on campus in 1927 and returned in June 1962 to receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.
One memory of Osborn's reverberates with the poem Lee C. Bollinger cited when he accepted the U-M presidency in November. Writers who paid to receive guidance from Frost at the Breadloaf Writers Conference in the '40s complained that "one morning he did not show up because of his deep hurt when frost killed his flowers."
Osborn '22, '30 MA, 78 Litt., wrote a letter to Burton, thanking him for encouraging student writers by bringing Frost to campus. That letter, she reported, led to securing the gift that established the U-M's Jule and Avery Hopwood Writing Awards.
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