James Dickey

James Dickey
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.


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 Bu ...
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The Heaven Of Animals
Here they are. The soft eyes open.
If they have lived in a wood
It is a wood.
If they have lived on plains
For The Last Wolverine
They will soon be down

To one, but he still will be
For a little while still will be stopping
The Hospital Window
I have just come down from my father.
Higher and higher he lies
Above me in a blue light
Shed by a tinted window.
Pursuit From Under
Often, in these blue meadows,
I hear what passes for the bark of seals
The Sheep-Child
Farm boys wild to couple
With anything with soft-wooded trees
With mounds of earth mounds
Of pine straw will keep themselves off


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