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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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    She by my side
    Stared at the Moon; and then I knew he knew.
    And then he smiled at her; to him ‘twas funny—
    Her calm steel eyes, her earth-old throat of honey!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    our philosophy
    Which stops, as cold and bare
    As headless hair,
    As lifeless as your bones,
    Obtuse as meadow stones ...
    —Allen Tate (1899–1979)