On Robert Frost’s “Birches” (filmed “on location”)
We’ve added Frost’s “Birches” to ModPoPLUS. This includes a rare 1936 recording of Frost performing the poem. And it includes a new “on location” video in which Laynie and I, along with Stephen Metcalf (host of the Slate Culture Gabfest), walk through a birch forest in the Catskills while discussing this poem. Expert audio managed by Chris Martin, while, walking backwards, Zach handled the camera with our new fabulous “steady-cam” harness. Watch the results!