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(2 February 1923 – 19 January 1997 / Atlanta, Georgia)

James Dickey
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James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966.

Biography

Early Years

James Dickey was born to lawyer Eugene Dickey and Maibelle Swift in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended North Fulton High School in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. In 1942 he enrolled at Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina and played on the football team as a tailback. After one semester, he left school to enlist in the Army Air Corps. Dickey served with the U.S. Army Air Forces as a radar operator in a night fighter squadron during the Second World War,... more »

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  • ''Not dancing but nearly risen
    Through barnlike, theatrelike houses
    On the winds of the buck and wing.''
    James Dickey (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Buckdancer's Choice (l. 31-33). CP-Dick. The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 [James Dickey]. (1992) W...
  • ''Proclaiming what choices there are
    For the last dancers of their kind,

    For ill women and for all slaves
    Of death,''
    James Dickey (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Buckdancer's Choice (l. 26-29). CP-Dick. The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 [James Dickey]. (1992) W...
  • ''For years, they have all been dying
    Out, the classic buck-and-wing men''
    James Dickey (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Buckdancer's Choice (l. 8-9). CP-Dick. The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 [James Dickey]. (1992) Wes...
  • ''The air split into nine levels,
    Some gift of tongues of the whistler''
    James Dickey (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Buckdancer's Choice (l. 2-3). CP-Dick. The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 [James Dickey]. (1992) Wes...
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