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Willard Spiegelman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.001.0001

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Poetry in Review

Poetry in Review

On the Collected Poems of Donald Justice (2004)

(p.175) Twelve Poetry in Review
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Willard Spiegelman

Oxford University Press

This chapter criticizes American poet Donald Justice book Collected Poems. It explains that Justice spoke more fluently on behalf of nostalgia as a primary human emotion than any other poet of his generation and that tracing how that nostalgia works and has changed over time is one means of calculating the changes in Justice's art. This chapter argues that the last line of Justice's last poem in Collected Poems requires the readers to realize that suffering does exist and cannot be wished away, and that some kind of recompense for it will be allotted.

Keywords:   Donald Justice, Collected Poems, American poet, nostalgia, poetry criticism

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