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JAMES DICKEY

BornJames Lafayette Dickey ( 1923-02-02 ) February 2, 1923 Atlanta, Georgia , United States
DiedJanuary 19, 1997 (1997-01-19) (aged 73) Columbia, South Carolina , United States
NationalityAmerican
PeriodContemporary literature
Notable worksDeliverance, Buckdancer's Choice, Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems, To the White Sea
Notable awardsNational Book Award for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship, United States Poet Laureate (1966-68), Order of the South
SpousesMaxine Syerson (m. 1948-1976; her death) Deborah Dodson (m. 1976-1997; divorced)
ChildrenChristopher Dickey Kevin Dickey Bronwen Dickey
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Widely considered as one of the major mid-century American poets, James Dickey was born in 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia. In Poets on Poetry, Dickey confessed that he thought about style subservient to the spirit of verse, individual imaginative vision of the poet. In Poets on Poetry, Dickey remembered that the subject matter of his very early poems came from major cases of his life, those times when I really felt most strongly and was most familiar with the intense fact of objects and people I relocated among. To make extreme simplification, wrote Monroe K. Spears in Dionysus and City: Modernism in Twentieth-Century Poetry, central impulse of Dickey's poetry might be claimed to be that of relating to humans or other animals in minutes of ultimate fight, of physical violence and reality. Dickey's next novels, Alnilam and To White Sea, were not as favored as Deliverance, though Dickey affirmed he invested 36 years working with the previous. As a boy, Dickey checked out works by Byron, and later, quantity of Byron's verse was the young poet's first purchase. In 1942, Dickey left institution to get in the US Air Force. The Air Force recalled Dickey to educate officers for the Korean War. In 1960, Dickey's first collection, Into Stone and Other Poems, was released, and he quickly abandoned his profitable profession to dedicate his life to writing poetry full time. I concerned poetry without any certain qualifications, Dickey mentioned in Howard Nemerov's Poets on Poetry. From 1966 to 1968, Dickey held the setting of Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, office that would later on end up being Poet Laureate. In 1977, Dickey checked out at President Carter's launch, and later on functioned as court of Yale Younger Poets Series.

American southerners in some way understand extra about the reality of the past than northerners do; possibly because, like William Faulkner, they know that the past is never dead. Christopher Dickey's book is southern in that it populates previous and existing simultaneously: Was I grown male talking with his aged dad, or a little young boy speaking to his papa? When, in 1970, Dickey released his first novel, Deliverance, he seemed yet again to be stretching the kind of composing a poet could manage to do.

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