John Hall Wheelock is the American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in 1962. He was born on September 9, 1886. Though his reputation has an aura of the antique, he was one of the first to recognise the genius of James Dickey. His poem "Panther, Panther" appeared in Scribner's Magazine in 1921.
There is a panther caged within my breast,
But what his name there is no breast
shall know Save mine, nor what it is that drives him so,
Backward and forward, in relentless quest:
That silent rage, baffled but unsuppressed,
Well enough of that.