James Dickey and Robert Bly Correspondence Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains letters written to James Dickey from Robert Bly, Carol Bly, and from Bly's The Sixties Press. The collection also contains letters written to and from Andree Conrad at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux concerning the publication of Dickey'sBabel to Byzantium: Poets and Poetry Now(1971). A majority of the correspondence in the collection concerns copyright assignments and royalities.
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Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.
James Dickey was an American poet and novelist born in 1923. Dickey served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War; between wars, he attended Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, studying English and Philosophy. After completing service in the Korean War, and spending several years of writing copy and working in advertising, Dickey began to more seriously pursue writing and publishing poetry. His first book of poetry, Into the Stone and Other Poems, was published in 1960, and his well-known first novel, Deliverance, was published in 1970. James Dickey also served as the poet-in-residence at the University of South Carolina, where he taught classes from 1968 until his death in 1997.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection contains letters from Robert Bly to James Dickey, and letters to and from Dickey's publishers.
Mezz (R69, D6, S7)
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2015, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.
- Bly, Robert
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dickey, James
- Poetry -- Publishing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- James Dickey and Robert Bly Correspondence Collection
- Kathryn Hujda
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