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Name  James Applewhite
Role  Poet
Education  Duke University (1969)

James Applewhite James Applewhite North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Books  River writing, Cosmos: A Poem, Daytime and starlight, A diary of altered light, Lessons in soaring

James applewhite

James Applewhite (born 1935 in Stantonsburg, North Carolina) is an American poet, and retired Professor Emeritus in creative writing at Duke University.


He graduated from Duke University with a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. His work appeared in Harper's. His papers are held at Duke University.

He lives with his wife Janis in Durham, North Carolina; they have two sons Jim and Jeff, and a daughter Lisa.


He is a 1976 Guggenheim Fellow. He won the 1998 Brockman-Campbell Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society. He won the Jean Stein Award in Poetry, by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2008, he was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.


  • "Interstate Highway",
  • Leon Stokesbury, ed. (1999). "My Grandfather's Funeral". The made thing: an anthology of contemporary Southern poetry. University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 978-1-55728-579-9. 
  • Daytime and Starlight. LSU Press. 1997. ISBN 978-0-8071-2150-4. 
  • Quartet for Three Voices. LSU Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8071-2774-2. 
  • A Diary of Altered Light. LSU Press. 2006. ISBN 978-0-8071-3127-5. 
  • Selected Poems. Duke Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-8223-3639-6. 
  • References

    James Applewhite Wikipedia

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