The Government Lake: Last Poems

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$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Ecco Press
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Pages
96
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.6 X 9.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062914712

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About the Author

James Tate was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1943. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry, including Worshipful Company of Fletchers, which won the National Book Award in 1994; Selected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award in 1991; and The Lost Pilot, which was selected by Dudley Fitts for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has also published a novel and a collection of short stories, as well as edited The 1997 Best American Poetry Anthology. His honors include a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Poetry, the Tanning Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Reviews

"The rare American poet who managed to make poems that were at once fanciful and grave, mundane and transcendent. . . . His work is singular in American poetry for marrying goofball humor and childish jouissance to a lyricism that never seems cheap or self-serious-an unusual achievement."--New York Times Book Review
"James Tate never ceases to astonish, dismay, delight, confuse, tickle, and generally improve the quality of our lives."--John Ashbery
"A poem out of nothing...is Tate's genius...Just about anything can happen next in this kind of poetry and that is its attraction."--Charles Simic