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“Crimes Against The Lyric” By James Tate

This week, James Tate's poems "Crimes Against the Lyric," "No Spitting Up," "Anatomy," and "Peggy in the Twilight" from the book Distance from Loved Ones.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1943, James Tate‘s first book, The Lost Pilot, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1967. Going on to publish over thirteen books of poetry, as well as short stories and essays, Tate has become one of the most beloved contemporary American poets. His Selected Poems won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, and his most recent book, The Ghost Soldiers, was published by Ecco Press in 2008.

On this edition of The Poets Weave, I’m reading poems from Distance from Loved Ones, by James Tate, published in 1990 by Wesleyan University Press.

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