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Into the Stone and Other Poems, in Poets of Today VII, edited by John Hall Wheelock (New York: Scribners, 1960), pp. 33-92.

Drowning with Others (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1962).

Helmets (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1964; London: Longmans, Green, 1964).

Buckdancer's Choice (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1965).

Poems 1957-1967 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1967; London: Rapp & Carroll, 1967).

The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and Mercy (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970; London: Hamilton, 1971).

The Zodiac (limited edition, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. & Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli Clark, 1976; trade edition, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976).

Veteran Birth: The Gadfly Poems 1947-1949 (Winston-Salem, N.C.: Palaemon Press, 1978).

The Strength of Fields (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979).

The Early Motion (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1981).

Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1981).

The Central Motion: Poems, 1968-1979 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1983).

Alnilam (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1987).

The Whole Motion: Collected Poems, 1945-1992 (Hanover, N.H. & London: Wesleyan University Press/ University Press of New England, 1992).


The Suspect in Poetry (Madison, Minn.: Sixties Press, 1964).

Spinning the Crystal Ball (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1967).

Babel to Byzantium: Poets and Poetry Now (New York: F Straus & Giroux, 1968).

Metaphor as Pure Adventure (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1968).

Deliverance (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970; London: Hamilton, 1970).

Self-Interviews, recorded and edited by Barbara and James Reiss (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970).

Sorties (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971). 

Deliverance [screenplay] (Carbondale & Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992).

Wayfarer: A Voice from the Southern mountains, text by Dickey, photographs by William A. Blake (Birmingham, Ala.: Oxmoor House, 1988)

To the White Sea (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993).

Striking In: The Early Notebooks of James Dickey, edited by Gordon Van Ness (Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1996).