Donald Justice

1925–2004
Donald Justice

Born in Miami, Donald Justice’s interests and talents extended from poetry to music to visual art. Justice spent 25 years teaching at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, proving himself to be one of the most influential and beloved poetry teachers of his time. His poetry, full of nostalgia and poignancy, won many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Selected Poems in 1979.

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion