12/8/1943 - 7/8/2015
Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet James Tate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate died July 8, 2015 after a long illness, according to the Associated Press. He was 71.
Tate didn't begin writing until he started college, but he immediately took to poetry when he first wrote it. After college, he attended the well-known Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa to earn his M.A., and he went on to teach creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University and, most recently, the University of Massachusetts...