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Born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 1923, James Lafayette Dickey would become a distinguished poet, novelist, and essayist during his life, along with an appointment as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in the 1960s. Dickey dropped out of college during World War II to serve in the Army Air Corps, where he also became a voracious reader, and began to write. Upon his return to...