Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950

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Birth 1886-01-03
Death 1950-05-20

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American poet and critic.

From the description of Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453062

John Gould Fletcher, born in Little Rock, Arkansas and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard (1903-1907), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author. Fletcher lived in England for years before returning home to Arkansas where, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was active with a group of writers and poets known as the Southern Agrarians. Works by Fletcher include Fire and Wine (1913), Goblins and Pagodas (1916), The Black Rock (1928), the autobiography Life is My Song (1937), Selected Poems (1938), for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, The Burning Mountain (1946), and the history Arkansas (1947). Fletcher married twice, in 1916 to Florence Emily “Daisy” Arbuthnot, and in 1936 to childrens' book author Charlie May Simon.

From the guide to the John Gould Fletcher Collection, 1911-1965, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Fletcher, born in Arkansas, entered Harvard in 1903. He withdrew from Harvard in 1907, toured Europe, and eventually settled in London, where he started publishing as a poet.

From the description of Branches of Adam : manuscript, 1921-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612823573

Fletcher was born in Arkansas but moved to Boston where he attended Phillips Andover Academy and Harvard. He lived in London for some time and he won the Pultizer Prize for his, Selected poems.

From the description of Collection, 1913-1942 (inclusive), 1913-1935 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384499

John Gould Fletcher, writer and critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Educated at Harvard, then traveled widely in the United States, Europe, and England, where he lived for some twenty years. He was acquainted with many writers in England, Europe, and the United States. Fletcher along with H.D. and Amy Lowell was a leader of the Imagist movement in poetry. He actively supported the arts and was deeply concerned with the cultural heritage and development of the South, particularly Arkansas.

From the description of John Gould Fletcher collections 1881-1960 (bulk 1911-1960). (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville). WorldCat record id: 39675072

Epithet: American poet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000041


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