Who is Am Juster

Michael James Astrue (born October 1, 1956) is an American lawyer and, under the pen name A. M. Juster, a poet and critic. He served as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 2007 to 2013. Astrue was Poetry Editor of First Things from 2018 to 2020, and became Poetry Editor of Plough Quarterly in 2020.


He graduated magna cum laude from Roxbury Latin School in 1974. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University in 1978 with honors in Philosophy and English, where he was also President of the Yale Political Union and won the Pierson Scholarship Award. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983. In 2013 he received an honorary doctor of laws from the New England School of Law and an honorary doctor of h...
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Am Juster Poems

  • Sunshine State
    I dream the Florida of Body Heat
    With Kathleen Turner twisting in her dress,
    Wind chimes unsettling my sweaty sleep
    And lovers marinating in deceit. ...
  • Long Strange Trip
    The flower children gone to seed
    Bake brownies for the PTA
    And give to liberals in need.
  • Against Roses
    A long eugenic past
    reduces roses to
    a vain and pampered caste.
  • Cancer Prayer
    Dear Lord,
    Please flood her nerves with sedatives
    and keep her strong enough to crack a smile
    so disbelieving friends and relatives ...
  • Waiting
    The other frogs consider me aloof
    And mock each out-of-season mating call,
    But I regard my plight as living proof
    That faith can foster something magical. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Am Juster

Love 2 I Love You 2 Children 2 Night 2 Wait 2 Long 2 Real 1 Daughter 1 Believe 1 Noise 1

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