Friday, April 27, 2012

James Dickey, the Poet Laureate Years, 1966-1968

With Sen. Eugene McCarthy discussing poetry and politics before McCarthy's presidential bid, 1967-68

On the steps of the Leesburg, Va., house, apparently on the way to a serious engagement.

John Updike in James Dickey's pied a terre on Capitol Hill

At the Tomochihi archery range in Virginia.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

James Dickey at work in Leesburg, cerca 1967

We published the proof sheet for these photographs several years ago, but only found the negatives this weekend. Thanks to modern technology I was able to scan and print several of them. There's not quite as much detail as I would like; some of those negatives were pretty thin, and the scanning process (at least on my set-up) is not as good as chemical printing. But these shots that I took when I was fifteen did capture pretty well, I think, my father's way of working in the attic office of our house in Leesburg while he was the poetry consultant / poet laureate of the United States. I've also posted these pictures today on the Facebook page of the James Dickey Newsletter, where I asked the question: "What's that poem?"