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Donald Justice

Born: Aug 12, 1925

Death: Aug 6, 2004

Birthplace: Miami

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Donald Justice

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1925
Date of Death : Aug 6, 2004
Birth Place : Miami

Donald Justice was an American poet and teacher of writing. In summing up Justice's career David Orr wrote, "In most ways, Justice was no different from any number of solid, quiet older writers devoted to traditional short poems. But he was different in one important sense: sometimes his poems weren't just good; they were great. They were great in the way that Elizabeth Bishop's poems were great, or Thom Gunn's or Philip Larkin's. They were great in the way that tells us what poetry used to be, and is, and will be."


  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Essayist

Also known as

  • Donald Rodney Justice

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Bollingen Prize
  • James Laughlin Award
  • Lannan Literary Award for Poetry
  • Ambassador Book Award for Poetry
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