Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Poets and Poems: A.M. Juster and “Wonder & Wrath”

A.M. Juster is a poet, translator, and essayist. He’s published his own poetry collections, as well of translations of John Milton, Horace, Tibullus, and others. His works also include The Billy Collins Experience and Saint Aldhelm’s Riddles. A poetry collection, The Secret Language of Women, won the Richard Wilbur Award, and he’s received the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award three times, two honorary degrees, and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.  

In other words, he’s a presence in the poetry world. If you follow him on Twitter, you discover something else. Juster is a champion for poetry, constantly promoting the work of other poets. And he’s a kind man, welcoming every new follower individually – and helping to broaden the online poetry community in the process. 


His ninth and latest poetry collections, Wonder & Wrath, demonstrates his mastery of a number of formal poetry, including just enough free verse included to provide a contrast.


To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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