William Dickey ’51 – Everyday Poet

March 15 – July 31, 2013
Library flat cases

William Dickey is another excellent poet to come out of Reed College. Graduating the same year as Gary Snyder and Phil Whalen who became the Beat Poets, Dickey had a very different voice, focusing on love and change and experience, both serious and humorous. Widely published and winner of poetry prizes, Dickey taught creative writing and poetry all his life, for the final thirty years at San Francisco State University. His papers are now at Reed. Shown are his published books, the progress of one title through publication, and various aspects of his life and experience.