About the Author
John Gould Fletcher was born in Little Rock in 1886 but spent much of his life in Europe where, with the aid of Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell, he gained recognition as an Imagist poet. After returning permanently to Little Rock, Fletcher became associated with the Agrarian movement in literature. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938 for his Selected Poems.
Harry S. Ashmore was executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for his editorials during the Little Rock Central high desegregation crisis. Ashmore died in 1998.