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 was surprised how attached I got to my poems. I've had "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" memorized since my sophomore year, and whenever I get nervous or anxious about something I recite it to myself. "
Sarah Calvin-Stupfel
2018 OR POL Champ