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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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    Gentlemen, let’s
    Forget the past, its related errors, coarseness
    Of parents, laxities, unrealities of principle
    Think of tomorrow. Make a firm postulate
    Of simplicity in desire and act....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Don’t follow leaders
    Watch the parkin’ meters.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)

    So, Anactoria, go you away
    With what calm carelessness of sorrow!
    Your gleaming footstep and your grace,
    When comes another morrow,
    Much would I rather then behold
    Than Lydian cars or infantry.
    —Allen Tate (1899–1979)