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The Lost Pilot, James Tate

The Lost Pilot, James Tate

for my father, 1922-1944

Your face did not rot

like the others—the co-pilot,

for example, I saw him

yesterday. His face is corn- 261 more words

James Tate

The Villa of the Mysteries


Many poets take you by the hand, and with great care, show you their world and their wisdom, a great gift no doubt.

But, James Tate affords the reader more opportunity than that, his poems present themselves, as if he has swung open his arms and said, “Here is what I see! 275 more words