Published by the University of South Carolina Press.
Published by the University of South Carolina Press. Published by the University of South Carolina Press.
Ripper! (Part of the James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series). James Dickey Contemporary Poetry SeriesCarl Jay Buchanan. by Carl Jay Buchanan.
Carl Jay Buchanan, a native of Kansas, currently works in educational assessment and has taught .
Carl Jay Buchanan, a native of Kansas, currently works in educational assessment and has taught throughout the United States and in several other countries. This debut by a Michgan educational assessor is very much a book, not a collection of individual poems, all about the turn-of-the-century murderer known as Jack the Ripper.
Author James Dickey holding cheek-to-cheek with a ceramic mask of his face designed by Billy Dunlap, at home
Author James Dickey holding cheek-to-cheek with a ceramic mask of his face designed by Billy Dunlap, at home. Photo by Will And Deni Mcintyre/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images).
The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series. James Cummins is curator of the Elliston Poetry Collection at the University of Cincinnati, where he also teaches. Series: James Dickey Contemporary Poetry.
James Dickey in New Georgia Encyclopedia. James Dickey at Modern American Poetry. James Dickey at the Internet Movie Database. Deliverance: A Dark Heart Still Beating - The Novel Turns 40" by Dwight Garner in The New York Times.
Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982). Norton & Company Web site. The New American Poetry 1945-1960. Information about the volumes at the .
James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 - January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist, who served as . Dickey was born to Maibelle (Swift) and lawyer Eugene Dickey 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 in the .
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. ames Dickey, the Carolina Professor and poet-in-residence at the University of South Carolina, continues to examine the relationship of man and nature in "The Eagle's Mile. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. That same relationship appears, with many nuances about myth and machismo, in his novel and film, "Deliverance. The title poem in his new collection is dedicated to the late Justice William O. Douglas, a noted outdoorsman.
Dickey won a National Book Award for Buckdancer’s Choice (1965), a poetry collection that showed off his . The early drafts he wrote in a dense, emotionally charged style modeled on James Agee’s in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. The book got leaner as he revised.
Dickey won a National Book Award for Buckdancer’s Choice (1965), a poetry collection that showed off his mature style - roiling free verse, split lines, extreme conditions. His long poem Falling described a 29-year-old stewardess sucked from a jet in flight. In 1966 he succeeded Stephen Spender as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress - a job we now call poet laureate - and he enjoyed his term in a way few have since.