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Tate, James 1943-2015

Overview
Works: 223 works in 476 publications in 4 languages and 16,150 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Signer, Interviewee, Author of dialog, Contributor
Classifications: PS3570.A8, 811.54
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Most widely held works about James Tate
 
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Most widely held works by James Tate
Selected poems by James Tate( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning gathering of exquisite poems by a celebrated poet
The lost pilot; [poems] by James Tate( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worshipful company of Fletchers : poems by James Tate( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of the absurd. In Little Poem with Argyle Socks, he writes: "Behind every great man / there sits a rat. / And behind every great rat, / there's a flea. / Besides the flea there is an encyclopedia. / Every now and then the flea sneezes, looks up, / and flies into action, reorganizing history. / The rat says, God, I hate irony. / To which the great man replies, / Now now now, darling, drink your tea."
The ghost soldiers : poems by James Tate( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteenth collection of poems by American poet James Tate, featuring nearly one hundred selections that showcase his sense of the absurd
Absences; new poems by James Tate( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Brent Pallas, October 2009
The oblivion ha-ha; sixty poems by James Tate( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shroud of the gnome : poems by James Tate( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speakers in James Tate's poems are not like those we know: a man's meditation on gardening renders him witless, another traps theories and then lets them loose in a city park, a nun confides that "it was her / cowboy pride that got her through," a gnome's friend inhabits a world where "a great eschatological ferment is at work."
Return to the city of white donkeys : poems by James Tate( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his fourteenth collection of poetry, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner James Tate continues exploring his own peculiar brand of poetry, transforming our everyday world into one where women give birth to wolves, wild babies are found in gardens, and Saint Nick visits on a hot July day."--Jacket
Viper jazz by James Tate( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dome of the hidden pavilion : new poems by James Tate( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series of prose poems, prize-winning poet James Tate takes an absurdist view of everyday life and examines the journey towards its inevitable end
Hints to pilgrims by James Tate( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the hawk : poems by James Tate( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the Hawk, Tate's first collection of poetry since 1997, includes 172 new poems that fuel his reputation as a virtuoso master of language. They also further refine the distinct voice he established early in his career with his brilliantly constructed treatment of imaginative, surreal situations and bring this voice to a new level. At times acerbic, and always irrepressibly comic, Tate's poems challenge the words from which they are carved and constantly reinvent our relationship to language. --HarperCollins Publishers / Ecco Press
The torches by James Tate( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constant defender : poems by James Tate( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distance from loved ones by James Tate( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reckoner by James Tate( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riven doggeries by James Tate( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American poetry, 1997 by James Tate( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, "The Best American Poetry 1997" includes dazzling examples of verse and prose poems by established figures and exciting newcomers. Contributors include such well-known poets as Donald Hall, Mark Strand, and John Ashberry, as well as emerging poets Billy Collins, Linda Gregerson, and others
Dreams of a robot dancing bee : 44 stories by James Tate( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 44 stories of "Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee"--Long-awaited by fans of Tate's poetry-will come as a welcome surprise to readers unfamiliar with his previous work. Tate seems both awed and bemused by small town life, with its legends, flights of fancy, heightened emotions, tragedies and small ruptures in the fabric of ordinary existence
The eternal ones of the dream : selected poems, 1990-2010 by James Tate( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features Tate's work from the last two decades, selected from seven books of poetry"--Front flap
 
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Selected poems
Alternative Names
Appleby, James Vincent

Appleby, James Vincent 1943-2015

James Tate Amerikaans dichter (1943-2015)

James Tate amerikansk poet

James Tate poeta estadounidense

James Tate poeta estatunidenc

James Tate poète américain

James Tate US-amerikanischer Dichter und Hochschullehrer

Tate, James Vincent

Джеймс Тэйт американский поэт

جیمز تیت شاعر آمریکایی

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Worshipful company of Fletchers : poemsThe ghost soldiers : poemsShroud of the gnome : poemsReturn to the city of white donkeys : poemsHints to pilgrimsMemoir of the hawk : poemsDistance from loved onesRiven doggeries