A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 9, 1950

When Jeff Wylie, head of our Boston bureau, first called on Robert Frost at his Vermont home to tell him that TIME was going to do a cover on him, Frost replied: "If it is worth doing at all, it is worth doing well." He thereupon invited Wylie to stay as long as necessary to get the story. Wylie stayed a week, while Frost poured forth his ideas, interspersed with bits of autobiography.

Wylie found Frost "truly fascinating, and the most charming conversationalist—I should say monologuist—I have ever known." Later, TIME staff writer...

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