James Dickey

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Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Jan 19, 1997 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Jan 19, 1997 (73)

About

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.

Before Fame

He played on the football team at Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina.

Trivia

He served as the eighteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

He and James Thurber were both Georgia-born authors.