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 ... next 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 ...

Famous quotes by allen tate:

    So this
    Is man; so—what better conclusion is there—
    The day will not follow night, and the heart
    Of man has a little dignity, but less patience
    Than a wolf’s,
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    In the centre of his cage
    The pacing animal
    Surveys the jungle cove
    And slicks his slithering wiles
    To turn the venereal awl
    In the livid wound of love.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Marlowe went muttering to death
    When he had done with song and lust.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    With spring the father-sky remakes the world:
    The male shower has flowed into the bride,
    Earth’s body; then shifted through sky and sea and land
    To touch the quickening child in her deep side.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Only the gaunt fierce bird
    Flies, merciless with fear
    Lest air hold him not,
    Beats up the scaffold of space
    Sick of the world’s rot
    God’s hideous face.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)