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Biography of Donald Justice

Donald Justice

Donald Justice (1925 - Present)

Donald Justice (born in Miami, Florida, August 12, 1925 - died in Iowa City, Iowa, August 6, 2004) was an American poet and teacher of writing. He was for many years on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the nation's preeminent graduate program in creative writing. He also taught at Syracuse University, the University of California at Irvine, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Justice was the author of ten books of poetry. The first book, The Summer Anniversaries, was the winner of the Lamont Award in 1961; Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980. He was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1991, and the Lannan Literary Award in 1996. His honors also included grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003. His Collected Poems was nominated for the National Book Award in 2004. Justice was also a National Book Award Finalist in 1961, 1974, and 1995.

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20 Poems written by Donald Justice

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One of those men who can be a car salesman or a tourist from Syracuse or a
Papier-mache body; blue-and-black cotton jersey cover. Metal stand. Comments and analysis of Ode To A Dressmaker's Dummy by Donald Justice 5 Comments
A delicate young Negro stands Comments and analysis of Anonymous Drawing by Donald Justice 47 Comments
But these maneuverings to avoid Comments and analysis of Love's Strategems by Donald Justice 46 Comments
It begins again, the nocturnal pulse.
It's snowing this afternoon and there are no flowers. Comments and analysis of Absences by Donald Justice 33 Comments
Jane looks down at her organdy skirt Comments and analysis of In Bertram's Garden by Donald Justice 418 Comments
Late arrival, no Comments and analysis of To A Ten-Months' Child by Donald Justice 2 Comments
Lights are burning Comments and analysis of Bus Stop by Donald Justice 6 Comments
Men at forty Comments and analysis of Men At Forty by Donald Justice 536 Comments
Now comes the evening of the mind. Comments and analysis of The Evening Of The Mind by Donald Justice 19 Comments
Our lives avoided tragedy Comments and analysis of Pantoum Of The Great Depression by Donald Justice 3 Comments
Thirty today, I saw Comments and analysis of A Birthday Candle by Donald Justice 1 Comment
Thirty today, I saw
This poem is not addressed to you. Comments and analysis of Poem by Donald Justice 17 Comments
Turn your head. Look. The light is turning yellow. Comments and analysis of Villanelle At Sundown by Donald Justice 3 Comments
We have climbed the mountain. Comments and analysis of Sestina: Here In Katmandu by Donald Justice 4 Comments
We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven Comments and analysis of On The Death Of Friends In Childhood by Donald Justice 14 Comments
Your face more than others' faces Comments and analysis of A Map Of Love by Donald Justice 4 Comments

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