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Orpheus Hesitated Beside the Black River

Poems 1952-1997

Donald Justice

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (128 pages)
(Pub. Aug 1998)
9780856462979
£8.95 £8.05
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  • 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
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