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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: James Tate

Contact Information:

466 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-5503
f: 413-545-3880

Distinguished University Professor

Educated at Kansas State College, B.A., 1965; University of Iowa, M.F.A.

Areas of specialty: Writing poetry.

Tate is the author of Memoir of the Hawk; Shroud of the Gnome; Worshipful Company of Fletchers, which won the National Book Award; Selected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; Distance from Loved Ones; Reckoner; Constant Defender; Riven Doggeries; Viper Jazz; Absences; Hints to Pilgrims; The Oblivion Ha-Ha; and The Lost Pilot, selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has published two books of prose, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee and The Route as Briefed. His awards include a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

Areas of Specialization: Creative Writing, Poetry and Poetics