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?"