Donald Justice was an American poet and teacher of writing.
Life and Career
Justice grew up in Florida, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in 1945. He received an M.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1947, studied for a time at Stanford University, and ultimately earned a doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1954. He went on to teach for many years at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the nation's first 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.
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- On The Death Of Friends In Childhood
- Love's Stratagems
- Men at Forty
- Bus Stop
- Men at Thirty
- Pantoum Of The Great Depression
- A Map Of Love
- A Birthday Candle
- Ode to a Dressmaker's Dummy
- In Bertram's Garden
- Counting The Mad
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''The artist will have had his revenge for being made to wait,Donald Justice (b. 1925), U.S. poet. Anonymous Drawing (l. 20-22). . . New Poets of England and America; Second Selection. Donald Hall and Robert ...
A revenge not only necessary but right and clever
Simply to leave him out of the scene forever.''
''This one was put in a jacket,Donald Justice (b. 1925), U.S. poet. Counting the Mad (l. 1-6). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. N...
This one was sent home,
This one was given bread and meat
But would eat none,
And this one cried No No No No
All day long.''
''Jane looks down at her organdy skirtDonald Justice (b. 1925), U.S. poet. In Bertram's Garden (l. 1-3). . . Voice That Is Great wtihin Us, The; American Poetry of the Twentieth Centur...
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt,''
''Soon the purple dark must bruiseDonald Justice (b. 1925), U.S. poet. In Bertram's Garden (l. 13-16). . . Voice That Is Great wtihin Us, The; American Poetry of the Twentieth Cent...
Lily and bleeding-heart and rose,
And the little Cupid lose
Eyes and ears and chin and nose,''
the face of that father,Donald Justice (b. 1925), U.S. poet. Men at Forty (l. 13-18). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds....
Still warm with the mystery of lather.
They are more fathers than sons themselves now.
Something is filling them, something
That is like th...
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