CAROL FROST was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in the Northeast with an identical twin, and spent a year in her mother’s hometown of Vienna, where German became the first language she spoke. As a child, she first discovered poetry in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King,” soon followed by reading the work of John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Wallace Stevens. Frost was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and received a BA in English in 1967 from the State University College at Oneonta, New York. In 1977, she earned a master’s degree in literature and creative writing from Syracuse University.
Frost’s awards and honors include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Pushcart Prizes, and a Teacher/Scholar Award and grants from Hartwick College.
Frost has taught most recently at SUNY Potsdam, New England College, Bucknell University, and Hartwick College. She is now a professor of English and the Alfond Chair in Creative Writing at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida.