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James Vincent Tate (born December 8, 1943) is an American poet who has received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri and is a professor of poetry at the University of Massachusetts.

Tate's writing style is difficult to describe, but has been identified with the postmodernist and neo-surrealist movements. He has been known to carve, invert, and play with phrases culled from news items, history, anecdotes, or common speech; later cutting, pasting, and assembling such divergent material into tightly woven compositions that reveal bizarre and surreal insights into the absurdity of human nature.

Dudley Fitts selected Tate's first book of poems, The Lost Pilot (1967) for the Yale Series of Younger Poets while Tate was still a student at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop;Fitts praised Tate's writing for its "natural grace." Despite the early praise he received Tate alienated some of his fans in the seventies with a series of poetry collections that grew more and more strange. He is now regarded as one of America's best living poets.

He has published two books of prose, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee (2001) and The Route as Briefed (1999). His awards include a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, a Pulitzer Prize in poetry, a National Book Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

He has taught poetry at the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, and Emerson College. He currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has worked since 1971. He is a member of the poetry faculty at the MFA Program for Poets & Writers, along with Dara Wier and Peter Gizzi.

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Total Books: 69
Dome of the Hidden Pavilion New Poems
2015 - Dome of the Hidden Pavilion New Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062399205
ISBN-10: 0062399209
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Eternal Ones of the Dream Selected Poems 1990 - 2010
2012 - The Eternal Ones of the Dream Selected Poems 1990 - 2010 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062101860
ISBN-10: 0062101862
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Theatre of the Greeks A Series of Papers Relating to the History and Criticism of the Greek Drama
The Hor Paulin of William Paley Carried Out and Illustrated in a Continuous History of the Apostolic Labours and Writings of St Paul
First Classical Maps With Chronological Tables of Grecian and Roman History -1845
Tale of Tails with a Thirst for Verse
2009 - Tale of Tails with a Thirst for Verse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881443820
ISBN-10: 0881443824
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The Horae Paulinae Of William Paley Carried Out And Illustrated In A Continuous History Of The Apostolic Labors And Writings Of St Paul
An Introduction to the Principal Greek Tragic and Comic Metres In Scansion Structure and Ictus
The Ghost Soldiers Poems
2009 - The Ghost Soldiers Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061756078
ISBN-10: 0061756075
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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An Introduction To The Principal Greek Tragic And Comic Meters In Scansion Structure And Ictus
Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee
2008 - Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781933517353
ISBN-10: 1933517352
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Hor Paulin of William Paley  Carried out and Illustrated in a Continuous History
The HorAb PaulinAb of William Paley  Carried out and Illustrated in a Continuous History
Horatius Restitutus Or The Books Of Horace Arranged In Chronological Order According To The Scheme Of Dr Bentley
Return to the City of White Donkeys  Poems
2005 - Return to the City of White Donkeys Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060750022
ISBN-10: 0060750022
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Der falsche Weg nach Hause
2004 - Der Falsche Weg Nach Hause (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827004925
ISBN-10: 3827004926
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Lost River A Chapbook
2003 - Lost River a Chapbook [Quarternote Chapbook Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889330846
ISBN-10: 1889330841
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Memoir of the Hawk  Poems
2002 - Memoir of the Hawk Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060935436
ISBN-10: 006093543X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Memoir of the Hawk Poems
2001 - Memoir of the Hawk Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780066210179
ISBN-10: 0066210178
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Riven Doggeries
1999 - Riven Doggeries [American Poetry Series; V. 18] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780912946641
ISBN-10: 0912946644
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1997 - Selected Poems [Poetry Pleiade] (Other)
1990 - Distance From Loved Ones [Wesleyan Poetry] (Paperback)Hardcover
1986 - Reckoner [Wesleyan Poetry] (Hardcover)Paperback
1983 - Constant Defender [American Poetry Series] (Paperback)
1982 - The Lost Pilot [The American Poetry Series ; V. 22] (Paperback)
1971 - Torches (Paperback)
The Oblivian Ha-ha [Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary] (Paperback)