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West Mountain Epilogue

A Reading by Jay Parini from his New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015

Author: Jay Parini   Narrated by: Jay Parini

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Listen to “Lament of the Middle Man

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.
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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."—AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

West Mountain Epilogue

ISBN: 978-080701045-7
Publication Date: 6/21/2016
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Price:  $12.95
Format: Audio
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