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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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Caroline Gordon - Biography
... and returned home, where, at the age of twenty-nine, she met Allen Tate, a free-spirited "bohemian" poet, commentator and essayist, four years her junior ... 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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    When the peace is a trade route, figures
    For the budget, reduction of population,
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    Lusts after immunity to pain.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    I have looked at them long,
    My eyes blur; sourceless light
    Keeps them forever young
    Before our ageing sight.
    —Allen Tate (1899–1979)