Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Party at Carolyn Kizer's house, Georgetown, Washington D.C., Circa 1967

Photos courtesy Jill Bullitt

Pulitzer-prize winning poet Carolyn Kizer was also a great Washington hostess in the 1960s. In the top photogaphs, George Plimpton descends on the piano where Carolyn is playing. Her son, then known as "Scott" Bullitt, looks on. In the bottom photograph are then-Poetry Consultant James Dickey, George Plimpton, the back of Sen. William Fulbright's head (we think), Jill Bullitt, behind her Christopher Dickey, Scott Bullitt, and I'm not sure who that is on the far right.

If memory serves, this was the night my father got so drunk that, without a license and almost no experience behind the wheel, I had to drive him in his 427 Corvette out to Leesburg, an incident I wrote about at some length in "Summer of Deliverance."

-- Christopher Dickey