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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Parini Narrator: Jay Parini Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780807010457
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A reading by Jay Parini of thirty-three of his most celebrated poems.

Jay Parini's readings are always an event, but too rare. For the first time, Parini has recorded his best known and most recent poems in an audiobook that welcomes the listener to enter his universe, which revolves around his deep connection to nature and underlines his concerns about the impacts of pollution and climate change. The audiobook follows the pattern of his popular readings, with the poet introducing each poem with context and comments, invariably revealing and often amusing. In these beautiful, haunting poems, Parini writes about the landscapes of mining country, of the railroads of Pennsylvania, of farm country, of worlds lost, families dispersed, faith tried and contested. Download and start listening now!

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  • “In most recordings of poetry, the poet reads the text, and that’s all. In this audiobook, however, Jay Parini selects poems from his book and introduces them, just as he would standing in front of an audience. In any recording, we get the poet’s interpretation of how the poem should be read, but here we also get some thoughts about what inspired each poem and, sometimes, why it has the shape it has. Parini’s excellence as a poet adds to the enjoyment. And, since the audiobook is Parini’s new and collected poems, this selection gives us a portrait of a talented and mature poet’s full career—so far. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • Parini’s excellence as a poet adds to the enjoyment. This selection gives us a portrait of a talented and mature poet’s full career—so far. AudioFile Magazine
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Jay Parini is Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College, Vermont. His six novels also include Benjamin’s Crossing and The Apprentice Lover. His volumes of poetry include The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems. In addition to biographies of Gore Vidal, John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, he has written a volume of essays on literature and politics, as well as The Art of Teaching. He edited the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature and writes regularly for the Guardian and other publications.