Monday, February 16, 2009

Folks















James Dickey was born in Buckhead, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923. He's most famous for his novel Deliverance (1970), which was also made into a movie. But his first love was poetry.

James Dickey said, "A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning."

from Writer's Almanac

3 comments:

chez bez said...

I don't recall if I've blogged about this or not, but I recently discovered that Dickey courted my grandmother way back when. Personally, I'm glad it didn't work out between them. :)

Ruth said...

I adore James Dickey. His poetry anyway, his honesty. "Falling" is a revelation. Have you read it?

Cabbage Babble said...

I have not read "Falling," but I'm going to look for it now!