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DPF / Halpern

For children, from The Best American Poetry 1997, guest editor James Tate, series editor David Lehman.

from Her Body / by Daniel Halpern

the smallest finger poking the air, pointing toward the first heat… 24 more words


Poetry: Dome of the Hidden Pavilion - James Tate

Sad news this month for fans of contemporary poetry; James Tate died at age 77. Back in the olden days, he was one of my teachers—a man gifted with kindness, humor, wisdom and a charming sense of the absurd. 144 more words


Remembering Poet James Tate 1943-2015

James Tate, a highly imaginative poet, died on July 8 after a long illness. Sad to lose such a genius. And so many wonderful poems, but this is one of my favorites. 243 more words


A Shipwrecked Person, James Tate

A Shipwrecked Person, James Tate

(December 8, 1943 – July 8, 2015)

When I woke from my afternoon nap, I wanted
to hold onto my dream, but in a matter of seconds… 106 more words

James Tate

Goodbye, James Tate. You broke our hearts.

How the Pope is Chosen

By James Tate

Any poodle under ten inches high is a toy.
Almost always a toy is an imitation
of something grown-ups use. 210 more words


Grateful for James Tate

I was really upset when I read that James Tate died this week.  I saw the news while I was at work, and it made it so that the last thing I wanted to do was work. 193 more words


The dictionary rule

Interviewer: Your vocabulary is also striking. I noticed you have a huge open dictionary in the other room. Were you always a reader of dictionaries?

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