James W. Applewhite

Professor Emeritus of English

External Address: 
308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
(919) 684-5444

James Applewhite is the author of Seas and Inland Journeys : Landscape and Consciousness from Wordsworth to Roethke (Georgia, 1985) and seven books of poetry, including River Writing: An Eno Journal (Princeton, 1988), and Daytime and Starlight (LSU, 1997). He has published critical essays on modern American poetry, southern literature, and modernist and postmodernist aesthetics in poetry and visual art.


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1969
  • M.A., Duke University 1960
  • B.A., Duke University 1958

Applewhite, J. "Poets, Now." Poetry 121 (March 1973): 311-311. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Highwater." Poetry 118 (July 1971): 196-197. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "The Scorned." Poetry 118 (July 1971): 195-196. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Dante’s Use of the Extended Simile in the Inferno." Italica 41 (September 1964): 294-309. (Academic Article) Full Text