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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... 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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    John Brown of Ossawattamie
    Who died to set Abstraction free
    Stole Washington’s gold-handled sword
    Less for the gold than for the Lord....
    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)

    Lest darkness fall and time fall
    In a long night when learned arteries
    Mounting the ice and sum of barbarous time
    Shall yield, without essence, perfect accident.
    We are the eyelids of defeated caves.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    So face with calm that heritage
    And earn contempt before the age.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    this winter’s revolt of the unbellied trees
    one reason being they’re all gnarled knees
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)