Distinguished poet and novelist Jay Parini presents some of his best essays — both classic and unpublished works — on topics ranging from baseball to Frost and Emerson to the culture of creative writing. For aspiring writers, Some Necessary Angels is an illuminating glimpse into the workshop of a distinguished novelist and critic. For readers who share Parini’s love of language, it is an invigorating expression of faith.

Some Necessary Angels
By Jay Parini