F289. Donald Justice: An Appreciation

Room 13, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


A panel of Donald Justice's former students from both the University of Iowa and the University of Florida will discuss his reputation as a poet, as an expert on poetic form, and as an innovated teacher. Justice has been described by the Poetry Foundation as "one of the twentieth century's most quietly influential poets." The panel will investigate and illuminate his ongoing posthumous influence.


Eric Pankey is the author of many collections of poetry, most recently, Augury. His work has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University.

Jerry Harp's books include Creature and Gatherings, poems, and For Us, What Music? The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice. A book of poems, Verbum, is forthcoming. Currently he is editing the letters of Donald Justice. He teaches at Lewis & Clark College.

Carol Frost's poetry appears in four Pushcart Prize anthologies. Her books include Honeycomb, Love and Scorn: New and Selected Poems, Pure, The Queen's Desertion, and Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences. She is the Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College.

David Koehn's manuscript, Twine, won the May Sarton Poetry Prize. David coedited Compendium, a collection of Donald Justice's take on prosody. His second full-length, Scatterplot, is forthcoming. David teaches an online workshop "Prosody and Revision" based on Compendium. Proceeds benefit Omnidawn.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside