The Notebooks of Robert Frost
"On the subject of Frost's prejudices, Peter J. Stanlis is helpful: 'You may recall a famous remark that Johnathan Swift says in a letter to Alexander Pope (September 29, 1725): "I have ever hated all nations, professions and communities, and my love is toward individuals: For instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Counselor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one: so with physicians--I will not speak of my own trade--soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. This is the system upon which I have governed myself for many years." I think that Frost is very much like Swift; he loved particulars and disliked abstract categories. This is at heart the basis of his hatred of all sentimental responses in life. It also underscored his belief in self-interest far above claims of social benevolence.' "
With that said, I remain fascinated with how other poets work, and while we were in Iowa City, bought a copy of The Notebooks of Robert Frost, (Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2006), edited by Robert Faggen. These are literal transcriptions (with strike-throughs, original punctuations, and extensive source notes) of 48 of Frost's notebooks. If you like Frost's work--and even if you don't--this is an interesting book; worth looking at and worth adding to your collection.