Jay Parini


Jay Parini is a poet, novelist, biographer, and critic. His five books of poetry include Anthracite Country and House of Days. He has written eight novels, including Benjamin's Crossing, The Apprentice Lover, The Passages of H.M., and The Last Station. Parini has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, and, most recently, Gore Vidal. His nonfiction works include Jesus: The Human Face of God, Why Poetry Matters, and Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America.


Travels with Charley in Search of America

John Steinbeck


The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost

Robert Frost and Michael Paraskevas


The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe


Borges and Me: An Encounter

Jay Parini


Benjamin's Crossing

Jay Parini