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Jay Parini

Biography

Jay Parini

Jay Parini, a poet
and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels
include THE APPRENTICE
LOVER, BENJAMIN'S
CROSSING, and THE
LAST STATION (soon to be a motion picture). His fifth volume
of poetry was THE ART OF
SUBTRACTION: New and Selected Poems (2005). He has written
biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner,
in addition to THE ART OF
TEACHING (2005) and WHY POETRY MATTERS (2008). His
reviews and essays appear frequently in major periodicals,
including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The
Guardian
.

Jay Parini