James Applewhite

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James Applewhite (born 1935 in Stantonsburg, North Carolina[1]) is an American poet, and 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.[2] His papers are held at Duke University.[3]

He lives with his wife Janis in Durham, North Carolina; they have two sons Jim and Jeff, and a daughter Lisa.[1]


He is a 1976 Guggenheim Fellow.[4] 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.[3]



  1. ^ a b "James Applewhite". 2009 North Carolina Literary Festival. 
  2. ^ "Archive, 1971, September: Poetry: Roadside Notes in Ragged Hand". Harper's Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary Inventory of the James Applewhite Papers". Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. 
  4. ^ "James Applewhite - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

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