Robert Frost Poems! Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California, US. He was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in the United States. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.