James Larkin Pearson was a poet and newspaper publisher. From 1953–1981 he served as North Carolina Poet Laureate, and was the second poet to hold the title.
|Born:||James Larkin Pearson, September 13, 1879, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|Died:||August 27, 1981, Wilkes County, North Carolina|
|Occupation:||poet and newspaper publisher|
|Known for:||Poet Laureate of North Carolina (1953–1981)|
About James Larkin Pearson
American poet and publisher who held the title of North Carolina Poet Laureate from 1953 until his death at age 101. His rural-themed poetry collections include Fifty Acres, Early Harvest, and Plowed Ground.
He grew up in a log cabin on a North Carolina farm and wrote his first poem when he was four years old.
He founded a newspaper called The Fool-Killer in 1910 and used the publication to voice his support for prohibition.
He was married twice — to Cora Wallace and Eleanor Fox — and was widowed twice, having fathered a stillborn child and an adopted daughter.
He, like A.R. Ammons, was a North Carolina-born poet.
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- Poets Laureate of North Carolina
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