Poet; college professor. Born– January 19, 1930, Birmingham. Parents– Robert and Alice (Webb) Fleming. Married– Donald Deagon, June 29, 1951. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1950; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1951; Ph.D., 1954. Taught classics at Furman University, 1954-1956; at Guilford College, 1956-94. Published poems in various periodicals. Member of the Academy of American Poets, American Philological Association, American Classical Association, Vergilian Society, North Carolina Writers Conference, Alabama State Poetry Society, Alabama Writers Conclave, Greensboro Writers Club, and Phi Beta Kappa.  Recipient of many awards for poetry.


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Carbon 14. Amherst, Mass.; University of Massachusetts Press, 1974.

Habitats. University Center, Mich.; Green River Press, 1982.

Indian Summer. Greensboro, N.C.; Unicorn Press, 1975.

The Pentekontaetia (The Great Fifty Years). Huntington, N.Y.; Water Mark Press, 1985.

Diver’s Tomb. New York; St. Martins, 1984.

Indian Summer. Greensboro, N.C.; Unicorn Press, 1975.

Poetic South. Winston-Salem, N.C.; Blair, 1974.

There is No Balm in Birmingham. Boston; Godine Press, 1976.

Women and Children First. Emory, Va.; Iron Mountain Press, 1976.