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Sparks from My Hand

James Dickey’s legacy continues

August 12, 2011 It’s been almost fifteen years since American poetry lost one of its greatest luminaries, Vanderbilt graduate James Dickey. Dickey’s influence on Southern poetry—and fiction (we won’t soon forget Deliverance)—endures in countless archives, journals, and anthologies. This week Shenandoah features “Deer Among Cattle” as its poem of the week. It was first published in Shenandoah and later appeared in Dickey’s collection, Poems: 1957-1967.

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