About Justin Danzy
Justin Danzy is a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is completing his MFA. His poems have appeared in West Branch and Guesthouse among other places. He is a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Justin is from Southfield, Michigan.
On Winning the Gregory Pardlo Scholarship
“I’m honored and elated to be named the 2019 Gregory Pardlo Fellow at the Frost Place, to have my name added to the list of poets who have been awarded this esteemed fellowship, and to share in the lineage of poets like Gregory Pardlo who have documented the peculiarities and generalities of being both black and American, in all its iterations, with fidelity, precision, and love. I look forward to meeting and working with my fellow workshop members and the Frost Place faculty who, from afar, I’ve admired for some time and have heard wonderful things about. I feel extremely blessed by this opportunity and will do my best to make the most of my time at the Frost Place, to extend both gratitude and grace for the duration of my stay.”