James Dickey's Achievements


* Essay Award from The Society of Colonial Daughters, 1941
* Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Prize from Union League Club of Chicago, 1958
* Longview Foundation Award, 1959
* Vachel Lindsay Prize, 1959
* Melville Cane Award from the Poetry Society of America, 1966
* National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice, 1966
* Prix Medicis for best foreign-language book, Deliverance publshed in France, 1971
* Levinson Prize, 1981
* Harriet Monroe Prize for lifetime achievement in poetry, 1996


* Graduates Magna Cum Laude at Vanderbilt University, 1949
* Sewanee Review fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation, 1954
* Guggenheim Fellowship, 1962
* National Institute of Arts and Letters Grant, 1966
* Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress (title later changed to Poet Laurate), 1966
* Nominated for Academy Award for Deliverance, 1972
* Inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1972
* Reads "The Strength of Fields" at President Jimmy Carter's inaugural celebration, 1977
* Inducted into the 50-member American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Assigned Chair #15, previously occupied by schoar Wilbur Cross, painter Raphael Soyer, and novelist John Steinbeck), 1988
* Accepts appointment as judge for Yale Series of Younger Poets competition (serves until 1996), 1989