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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... she left Chattanooga 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 ... Over the 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:

    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)

    The wonder of light is your familiar tale,
    Pert wench, down to the nineteenth century:
    Mr. Rimbaud the Frenchman’s apostasy
    Asserts the argument that you are stale,
    Flat and unprofitable, importunate but pale,
    Lithe Corpse!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    I’ve heard the wolves scuffle, and said: 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)

    The river, right, tumbled into a cove;
    But the map dashed the road along the stream
    And we dotted man’s fishiest enthymeme
    With jellied feet upon understanding love
    Of what eyes see not, that nourishes the will:
    We were fishers, weren’t we?
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    A spade is not a spade, and it is just
    That any tremulous twisting of her lips
    Should be mere prettiness, or call it grace
    The canto amoroso of her hips.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)