James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth United States Poet Laureate in 1966. He also received the Order of the South award. Dickey was best known for his novel Deliverance which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name.
|Born:||James Lafayette Dickey, February 2, 1923, Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Died:||January 19, 1997, Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Occupation:||Poet, novelist, critic, lecturer|
|Notable works:||Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice, Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems, To the White Sea|
|Notable awards:||National Book Award for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship, United States Poet Laureate (1966-68), Order of the South|
|Spouses:||Maxine Syerson, (m. 1948–1976, her death), Deborah Dodson, (m. 1976–1997, divorced)|
|Children:||Christopher Dickey, Kevin Dickey, Bronwen Dickey|
|IMDb:||James Dickey's IMDb|
About James Dickey
Poet and author whose 1970 novel, Deliverance, was adapted into a film of the same title. Buckdancer's Choice, his 1965 poetry collection, received the National Book Award.
He played on the football team at Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina.
He served as the eighteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.
He married Maxine Syerson in 1948, and the couple subsequently raised two sons. Following his first wife's death, Dickey married Deborah Dodson, with whom he had a daughter.
He and James Thurber were both Georgia-born authors.
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- Poets from South Carolina
- Poets from Georgia (U.S. state)
- American Poets Laureate
- Writers of American Southern literature
- University of South Carolina faculty
- Clemson University alumni
- Writers from Atlanta
- National Book Award winners
- Rice University faculty
- University of Florida faculty
- Vanderbilt University alumni