James W. Applewhite

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. "The Girl in the Mind [Poem]." The Sewanee Review 109 (October 2001): 511-512. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "On the Mississippi." Mississippi Review 29 (July 2001): 112-112. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "The Book of Evening [Poem]." The Sewanee Review 108 (April 2000): 174-174. (Poetry) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "King’s College Chapel [Poem]." The Sewanee Review 108 (April 2000): 175-175. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Bells for Cecilia [Poem]." The Sewanee Review 107 (October 1999): 513-514. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Space at the Table [Poem]." The Sewanee Review 107 (October 1999): 514-514. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Charles." The Hudson Review 52.3 (1999): 383-383. Full Text

APPLEWHITE, J. "LAST CALL." Poetry 168 (August 1996): 266-266. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Illegible Fields and Names in Marble." The Sewanee Review 103 (October 1995): 522-537. (Academic Article) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "Wallace Stevens and His Recent Critics." The Sewanee Review 99 (October 1991): 631-640. (Academic Article) Full Text


Applewhite, J. "Science Fiction." Poetry 138 (June 1981): 156-156. (Poetry) Full Text

Applewhite, J. "The Call." Mississippi Review 8 (October 1979): 9-9. (Poetry) Full Text