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His Collected Poems was nominated for the National Book Award in 2004. Donald Justice's Works: Poetry Collections.

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. Of Justice as teacher, his student and later colleague Marvin Bell said in a eulogy, As a teacher, Don chose always to be on the side of the poem, defending it from half-baked attacks by students anxious to defend their own turf. While he had firm preferences in private, as a teacher Don defended all turfs.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

The definitive Collected Poems of Donald Justice was published just days after his death at age seventy eight, in 2004. The book was greeted by poets and critics alike as an important addition to the landscape of twentieth-century American verse.

This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Justice has been hailed by his contemporary Anthony Hecht as the supreme heir of Wallace Stevens. In poems that embrace the past, its terrors and reconciliations, Justice has become our poet of living memory

16 quotes from Donald Justice: 'Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back t., 'Come back now and help . Go then, O my inseperable, this once more, ― Donald Justice, Collected Poems.

16 quotes from Donald Justice: 'Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back t., 'Come back now and help me with these verses. Whisper to me some beautiful secret that you remember from life. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Justice has been hailed by his contemporary Anthony Hecht as "the supreme heir of Wallace Stevens. In poems that embrace the past, its terrors and reconciliations, Justice has become our poet of living memory

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This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995.

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. His Collected Poems was nominated for the National Book Award in 2004. 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. Poems By Donald Justice.

This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Justice has been hailed by his contemporary Anthony Hecht as “the supreme heir of Wallace Stevens.” In poems that embrace the past, its terrors and reconciliations, Justice has become our poet of living memory. The classic American melancholy in his titles calls forth the tenor of our collective passages: “Bus Stop,” “Men at Forty,” “Dance Lessons of the Thirties,” “The Small White Churches of the Small White Towns.” This master of classical form has found in the American scene, and in the American tongue, all those virtues of our literature and landscape sought by Emerson and Henry James. For half a century he has endeavored, with painterly vividness and plainspoken elegance, to make those local views part of the literary heritage from which he has so often taken solace, and inspiration.School Letting Out(Fourth or Fifth Grade)The afternoons of going home from schoolPast the young fruit trees and the winter flowers.The schoolyard cries fading behind you then,And small boys running to catch up, as thoughIt were an honor somehow to be near—All is forgiven now, even the dogs,Who, straining at their tethers, used to bark,Not from anger but some secret joy.

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Lesesshe
That line ends each of the stanzas of "Nostalgia and Complaint of the Grandparents", one of approximately 160 poems in COLLECTED POEMS by Donald Justice. While not one of the stand-out poems of the book (although it certainly is worthwhile), that particular line coupled with the poem's title exemplify Justice's poetry for me -- generous doses of nostalgia, loving remembrance of those of one's past, beguiling measures of wistfulness and humor, and frequent references and allusions from other genres of art and culture (here, the evocation of the Duke Ellington jazz standard).

Donald Justice (b. 1925, d. 2004) is an underappreciated American poet of the twentieth century. He may not stand on the elevated plateau occupied by Frost, Bishop, Stevens, and Williams, but in my opinion he is head and shoulders above many better-known and more ballyhooed American poets. That his renown is relatively minor may be due in part to the fact that Justice's poems are quiet and rarely tragic or dramatic. Instead, they are steeped in the mystery of life. Justice grew up in Florida, and many of his poignant evocations of the past are set in the old South (pre-WW2), especially around Miami.

Justice's poetry always is poised and disciplined, yet never is it rigid. The book displays a wide range of poetic forms (including sonnets, sestinas, couplets, and a wonderful pantoum), but almost always Justice employs formal elements in a relaxed, though technically adept, fashion. There is a wide range to his poetry, from short haiku-like thoughts or gestures to the three-page verse story about Ralph, who in his youth worked as a cinema projectionist, then went into the navy, worked all sorts of odd jobs, but throughout his life remembered fondly the girl he got pregnant while canoodling with her in the dark of the projection booth -- until his deathbed, that is, when those images spooled out crazily in the darkness and he could not control them.

COLLECTED POEMS does not contain any truly great poems, of the sort that I feel an urge to memorize so that they will always be with me. But it does contain many very good poems: I marked 35 of them to return to and re-read at some point in the future. To be sure, there are a few poems that I felt were merely clever, as well as a handful that either I did not get or left me utterly indifferent; but the volume contains a lower percentage of such duds than most books of "collected poems" that I have encountered. This COLLECTED POEMS -- at least in the paper book version -- features a very attractive, and readable, layout. Also notable is its cover, with four paintings by Justice. (The frequent and knowledgeable references to visual art, music, and dance constitute one of the attractions of Justice's poetry.)

Here is a representative poem, one of the four sonnets collected under the title "My South":

There used to be a way the sunlight caught
The cocoons of caterpillars in the pecans.
A boy's shadow would lengthen to a man's
Across the yard then, slowly. And if you thought
Some sleepy god had dreamed it all up--well,
There stood my grandfather, Lincoln-tall and solemn
Tapping his pipe out on a white-flaked column,
Carefully, carefully, as though it were his job.
(And we would watch the pipe-stars as they fell.)
As for the quiet, the same train always broke it.
Then the great silver watch rose from his pocket
For us to check the hour, the dark fob
Dangling the watch between us like a moon.
It would be evening soon then, very soon.
Frosha
The poems here are lovely, tasteful, complex, devious. The hardcover version deserves six stars.
I bought the Kindle version for my commute. The Kindle version is loaded with formatting gaffes and spelling errors, as if the people at Knopf simply fed it into a conversion program & never showed the result to a proofreader or other human. If you have to have it portable, the Kindle version is about 75% acceptable -- though the pricing is highly inflated vs. the product quality.
Moralsa
Not a fan. His poetry gave me a headache, I'm afraid.
Granigrinn
I'm not one to write a dispassionate review of Donald Justice's Collected Poems. I was a student of his many years ago when he taught for a year at Hamline University in Saint Paul MN and he changed my life. He not only encouraged me to become a writer but his poetry modeled the way for my own. He was a wise and gentle teacher, not only through his own work and example but through the work of others. Personally, he drew my attention to his contemporary, Anthony Hecht as well. In the 50's of course, we honored Auden and Eliot, Frost, the Beats . . . but in my own experience, Justice and Hecht were equally important.
Oveley
A favorite of mine from way back in college, very pleased to find this.
Mr_Mix
Donald justice is a must for poets and poetry lovers. As I am both, I'd read a few of his poems before I decided to buy this volume. Justice does really neat things with form--if you're a fan of tracking meter, line, etc., there is fun to be had here. As an instructor, I'm planning on subjecting my students to several of these poems.

As far as the edition itself, this is a really neat book. Each poem begins on a new page (crowding poems out by cramming two or more to a page is obnoxious). The paper is good quality and the cover features paintings by Justice himself. Kudos to the folks at Knopf.
Talvinl
It amazes me that a publisher as reputable as Knopf would allow product as carelessly presented as this to reach the marketplace. The number of EGREGIOUS spelling and formatting errors in this otherwise wonderful volume seriously detract from the enjoyment of the work. Knopf apparently scanned the printed work and them simply presented it, unproofread, to the public. Unconscionable shame to the memory of Donald Justice! And to charge $15 adds insult to the injury.
Masterful, terse, American, imaginative, musical.
Collected Poems download epub
Poetry
Author: Donald Justice
ISBN: 1400042399
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition edition (August 17, 2004)
Pages: 304 pages