Entries are already being received for the Seventh Annual Robert Frost Poetry Celebration to be held at the Heritage House Museum on Saturday, March 24. Keynoting the celebration will be Lesley Lee Francis, granddaughter of poet Robert Frost, who has lectured and published extensively on her grandfather including her biographical study, The Frost Family?s Adventure in Poetry: Sheer Morning Gladness at the Brim.

The 2001 Frost Poetry Celebration and Poetry Contest is titled ?Education by Poetry? to acknowledge the importance of poetry in education at all levels. This year there will be $100 cash prizes going to winners in three categories: 1) Middle School student, 2) High School student and 3) Adult (including College Students). The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on March 9th and entries in the Poetry contest can be on any topic, must be limited to 30 lines, must be previously unpublished and participants must be residents of Monroe County.

Winning poets will be invited to read their works at the March 24th Frost Poetry celebration to be held in the garden of the Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage, at 410 Caroline Street, where Robert Frost spent many winters writing his poetry using Key West as his inspiration.

Joining Ms. Francis and also doing readings at the March 24th Frost Poetry Celebration will be Richard Wilbur, two time Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, E.J. Miller-Laino, winner of the American Book Award for poetry, and distinguished poets Rosiland Brackenbury, George Murphy and Bev Horlick.

The Robert Frost Poetry Celebration is open to the public and will begin at Noon on March 24th at the Heritage House Museum. For more information call the Museum at 296-3573.