Touchstones: American Poets on a Favorite Poem

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Robert Pack, Jay Parini
Middlebury College Press, University Press of New England, 1996 - Literary Collections - 328 pages
In this collection, "fifty-nine of America's best poets select their favorite verse by another writer and explore its influence on their own writing."--From back cover.

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Contents

John Balaban on Wulf and Eadwacer
11
Rosellen Brown on Silence by Marianne Moore
26
Cook on Painting by Langston Hughes
40
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About the author (1996)

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College. Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009. Parini's novel, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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