Allen Tate

Allen Tate

John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979) was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944.

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... home, where, at the age of twenty-nine, she met Allen Tate, a free-spirited "bohemian" poet, commentator and essayist, four years her junior ... twenty years, Caroline Gordon (who retained her maiden name) and Allen Tate lived in Tate's house in Clarksville ... Caroline Gordon's marriage to Allen Tate ended in divorce in 1945, followed by a 1946 remarriage and an ultimate divorce in 1959 ...

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    Then with the careless energy
    Of a dream, the forward curse
    Of a cold particular eye
    In the headlong hearse.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    So was produced this tragedy
    In a far tower of ivory
    Where, O young men, late in the night
    All you who drink light and stroke the air
    Come back, seeking the night, and cry
    To strict Rapunzel to let down her hair.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The torrent of the reaching shade
    Broke shadow into all its parts,
    What then had been of shadow made
    Found exigence in fits and starts....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    A hunger flashing in the eye
    Which jutting bellies would belie.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    What were they like? What mark
    Can signify their charm?
    They never saw the dark;
    Rigid, they never knew alarm.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)