Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Carcanet Press is our most courageous publisher. When you look at what they have brought out since their beginnings, it makes so many other houses seem timid or merely predictable.
Charles Tomlinson

Orpheus Hesitated Beside the Black River

Poems 1952-1997

Donald Justice

10% off
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (128 pages)
(Pub. Aug 1998)
£8.95 £8.05
  • Description
  • Author
  • Donald Justice’s poems have been greatly admired by his fellow writers on both sides of the Atlantic. He was awarded the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for his Selected Poems and in 1991 the Bollingen Prize in Poetry.

    Orpheus Hesitated Beside the Black River is the poet’s own choice of his poems, made specially with an eye to his readership outside the USA. It adds some uncollected and recent poems to the very best of a lifetime’s commitment to imaginative art.

    Donald Justice was born in Miami, Florida, in 1925 and grew up there. After graduating from the University of Miami, where he had studied musical composition with Carl Ruggles, he attended the University of North Carolina, Stanford and Iowa. His first book, The Summer Anniversaries, was the Lamont Poetry Selection ... read more
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog John Gallas: The Extasie read more Roped to Catullus: Isobel Williams read more New Poetries VIII: Vahni Capildeo on Padraig Regan read more Louise Glck: On Realism read more Padraig Regan: NPVIII: Meet the Contributor read more Bare Writing: Martina Evans read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2021 Carcanet Press Ltd