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James Tate

James Tate (Ann Hermes / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
James Tate (Ann Hermes / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

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February 18, 2017 "Just today, February 18, 2017 while doing some ancestry work. I ran across the college production photos of Jim and I while at Pittsburg State. We were in Antigone together. Many bus trips from Pittsburg to Kansas City, Jim and I took and much conversation. I am saddened to then find out about his death. Just sad. My condolences to his family, David Holroyd Lawrence, KS/Arizona" - David Holroyd (Lawrence, KS)
March 21, 2016 "I met Jim when he first came to Umass Amherst to teach creative writing. He was as alert as one could be. He was only a few years older then myself and fellow students and we loved him the best. I just learned today of his passing, being out of the loop so to speak. Hints to Pilgrims trashed our minds and rolled us around. I am so sad for Jim and his family. He was the highest point in my education. Sincerely Jeff Dubay"
July 20, 2015 "James Tate's writings were so inspiring and so full of meaning. I am so happy that he was recognized and rewarded for his gift. My earnest petition is that the promise of endless life in Paradise free of sickness and suffering for James proves to be both comforting and reassuring to loved ones left behind. My condolences!" - Dianne
July 15, 2015 "Expressing my condolences to the Tate family. Death is a very painful process know that we can endure with the help of God's comfort and his word. Romans15:4" - D Tyler (MS)
July 13, 2015 "Our condolences to Mr. Tate's family. We thank him for his beautiful poetry." - (Charlotte, NC)
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Obituary for James Tate
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — James Tate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and longtime English professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has died....
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