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David Havird

b. Columbia, SC. BA, MA, Univ of South Carolina. PhD, Univ of Virginia. Poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, Seneca Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Articles on Thomas Hardy, Flannery O’Connor, Elizabeth Spencer (in VQR), Allen Tate–as well as James Dickey (pictured above with the author). Professor of English, Centenary College of Louisiana. Married to Ashley Mace Havird, also a VQR contributor.


In and Out of Class With James Dickey

Lelia's Court is a steeply descending cul-de-sac that doglegs to the left so that several lots, including James Dickey's, back on Lake Katherine, a man-made lake beyond which lies Fort Jackson. It was the drumming from this Army base "every / Sun-up, [...]