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Biography of James Tate

James Tate

James Tate (1943 - Present)

James Tate was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1943. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry including his first volume, The Lost Pilot, which was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1967, The Oblivion Ha Ha (1970), Hints to Pilgrims (1971), Absences (1972), Viper Jazz (1976), Riven Doggeries (1979), Constant Defender (1983), Reckoner (1986) and Distance From Loved Ones (1990).

In 1992, Tate was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the William Carlos Williams Award for his Selected Poems (1991). His most recent collection, Worshipful Company of Fletchers (The Ecco Press, 1994) received the National Book Award for Poetry. Among his other awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institute for Arts and Letters Award for Poetry. He also received the $100,000 Tanning Prize for The Academy of American Poets in 1995.

He has taught poetry at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and Emerson College. He currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he has worked since 1971.



22 Poems written by James Tate

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26561 Loyalty Comments and analysis of Loyalty by James Tate 7 Comments
18509 Goodtime Jesus Comments and analysis of Goodtime Jesus by James Tate 15 Comments
17683 Never Again The Same Comments and analysis of Never Again The Same by James Tate 38 Comments
17074 The Lost Pilot Comments and analysis of The Lost Pilot by James Tate 93 Comments
16227 A Knock On The Door Comments and analysis of A Knock On The Door by James Tate 65 Comments
14054 The List of Famous Hats Comments and analysis of The List of Famous Hats by James Tate 240 Comments
12256 Shut Up And Eat Your Toad Comments and analysis of Shut Up And Eat Your Toad by James Tate 5 Comments
11295 Days of Pie and Coffee Comments and analysis of Days of Pie and Coffee by James Tate 9 Comments
7521 Happy As The Day Is Long Comments and analysis of Happy As The Day Is Long by James Tate 13 Comments
7466 Head of a White Woman Winking Comments and analysis of Head of a White Woman Winking by James Tate 33 Comments
7456 Like A Scarf Comments and analysis of Like A Scarf by James Tate 4 Comments
7161 Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario Comments and analysis of Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario by James Tate 6 Comments
6804 The Wrong Way Home Comments and analysis of The Wrong Way Home by James Tate 5 Comments
6270 My Great Great Etc. Uncle Patrick Henry
6167 Non-Stop Comments and analysis of Non-Stop by James Tate 1 Comment
5904 The Definition of Gardening
5657 Success Comes To Cow Creek Comments and analysis of Success Comes To Cow Creek by James Tate 2 Comments
4868 My Felisberto
4540 More Later, Less The Same
954 Dream On Comments and analysis of Dream On by James Tate 241 Comments
893 Restless Leg Syndrome Comments and analysis of Restless Leg Syndrome by James Tate 17 Comments
422 The New Ergonomics Comments and analysis of The New Ergonomics by James Tate 33 Comments


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