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'The Workforce' - A Poem by James Tate

How often do you find yourself in negotiation with management and suppliers to acquire the resources necessary to meet your objectives?

In the poem ‘The Workforce’, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet, … 412 more words


poem to some of my recent poems :: james tate

My beloved little billiard balls,
my polite mongrels, edible patriotic plums,
you owe your beauty to your mother, who
resembled a cyclindrical corned beef
with all the trimmings, may God rest… 144 more words


Poetry Corner: James Tate

Tracy Wuster

As a poor-quality young poet,  my verses were overwrought, melodramatic, and a bit odd.  Then I discovered James Tate, and I decided that if I was to be a poet, then an odd humor would be my game.   493 more words

Humor In America

Coda by James Tate

Love is not worth so much;
I regret everything.
Now on our backs
in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
the stars are falling
into our cracked eyes.

With my good arm… 80 more words


“Teaching the Ape to Write Poems” by James Tate

They didn’t have much trouble
teaching the ape to write poems:
first they strapped him into the chair,
then tied the pencil around his hand… 35 more words


on the subject of doctors :: james tate

I like to see doctors cough.
What kind of human being
would grab all your money
just when you’re down?
I’m not saying they enjoy this: 108 more words


Lines From 7 Poets: In Honor of Big February Love Holiday (1 of 2)

     Valentine’s Day, similar to Hoover’s pipe dream poultry, is just around the corner.  In honor of this momentous fact– I selected lines from a total of 14 poets (7 in this post) relating to Love. 782 more words

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