For, From, About James T. Whitehead: Poems, Stories, Photographs, and Recollections


When James T. Whitehead (or "Big Jim," as friends knew him) passed away in 2003,

Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas lost one of its finest poets and beloved teachers. In 1965, Whitehead joined with his friend William Harrison to...

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When James T. Whitehead (or "Big Jim," as friends knew him) passed away in 2003,

Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas lost one of its finest poets and beloved teachers. In 1965, Whitehead joined with his friend William Harrison to found the University's

Creative Writing Program. He taught in that nationally prestigious program for the next thirty-four years, from 1965 to 1999. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in

fiction and a Robert Frost Fellowship in poetry. Whitehead's novel, Joiner (University of

Arkansas Press), was listed among the New York Times' Noteworthy Books of 1971. His many poetry collections include Domains (1967), Local Men (1979), and Near at Hand (1993). With his untimely passing, Whitehead left a large body of work unpublished.

In this anthology of original poetry, short fiction, essays, and remembrances, twenty-four of Whitehead's colleagues, students, and friends join in celebrating the man's life and contribution to American letters. Included are posthumous works by Whitehead himself: six poems, an excerpt of creative nonfiction, and a draft-excerpt from Coldstream, projected sequel to Joiner.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780913785157
  • Publisher: Missouri State University, Department of English
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Burns is emeritus professor of English at Missouri State University where he taught creative writing, and the author of a number of books, including the poetry collection, It Will Be All Right in the Morning (University of Arkansas Press).

Bruce West is professor in the Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University. For the past fourteen years, his photography has documented the rural landscape and culture of the Mississippi Delta.

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