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I am a prizewinning poet, novelist, and video artist who works in many mediums: print, audio (CD), video (DVD ; internet). Among the poetry prizes and honors I have received for my written poetry are: The 1997 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Finalist 1994 and 1997 Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman National Prize Contest. Among the prizes I have received for my Video Poetry (Dreamstories) are the 2005 John Ringling Individual Artist Fellowship and 2006 State of Florida Individual Artist fellowship. I recently received the 2010 Ringling Towers Literary Award for my novel ALICE HICKEY. The Ringling School of Art has also honored me in 2009 (along with 11 other Sarasota artists) with an Ageless Creativity Award, for my life long creativity in poetry. I am the author of seven collections of written poetry and seven CD collections of oral poetry. I have created over 100 DREAMSTORY videos, performance-poetry videos, art videos and video documentaries about poetry. Finally, I was educated at Columbia College and am the founder of SOULSPEAK (www.soulspeak.org)

Books I've written

  • Other Dancers
    Other Dancers Poetry by Justin Spring
    Other Dancers
    Other Dancers

    Reads:
    39

    Pages:
    36

    Published:
    Jul 2014

    Robert Bixby, March Street Press says: I was impressed first of all by the humanity of Justin Spring's work, his common touch and his involvement with the wo...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Polaroid Poems
    Polaroid Poems Poetry by Justin Spring
    Polaroid Poems
    Polaroid Poems

    Reads:
    72

    Pages:
    30

    Published:
    Jul 2014

    These poems are attempts at a poetry somewhat equivalent to a Polaroid snapshot. In this sense, the poems have some of the qualities of Pop art in its breezy...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Poems for Family and Friends
    Poems for Family and Friends Poetry by Justin Spring
    Poems for Family and Friends
    Poems for Family and Friends

    Reads:
    17

    Pages:
    54

    Published:
    Jul 2014

    Some fifteen years ago, my friend Cliff Huxford was married for the third time, at age 60 no less. I was astounded. If anything else, it seemed to merit a poe...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Poems of Sarasota and Florida
    Poems of Sarasota and Florida Poetry by Justin Spring
    Poems of Sarasota and Florida
    Poems of Sarasota and Florida

    Reads:
    6

    Pages:
    32

    Published:
    Jul 2014

    This small collection of poems allowed me the rare privilege of being poetically anchored in a particular time and place, namely, Sarasota Florida and environ...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

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