SEAY, JAMES, 1939-


Educator, poet. Born– Jan. 1, 1939, in Panola Co., Miss. Parents– James E. and Lucie Belle (Page) Seay. Married– Lee Smith on June 17, 1967. Children– Two. Education– University of Mississippi, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.A. Taught at Virginia Military Institute, 1966-1968, University of Alabama, 1968-1971, Vanderbilt University, 1971-1974, and University of North Carolina after 1974. Poems have appeared in several anthologies; won prizes in 1964 at Southern Literary Festival, at University of Virginia’s Academy of American Poets competition in 1966, and in Emily Clark Balch competition in 1968.


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Let Not Your Heart. Middletown, Conn.; Wesleyan University Press, 1970.

Said There Was Someone Talking To Him Through The Air Conditioner. Winston-Salem; Palaemon Press, 1985.

The Light As They Found It. New York; Morrow, 1990.

Water Tables. Millertown, Conn.; Wesleyan University Press, 1974.

Where Our Voices Broke Off. Deerfield, Mass.; Deerfield Press, 1978.