James Tate was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1943. His collection of short fiction, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee was published by Verse Press in 2002. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Return to the City of White Donkeys (Harper Collins, 2004); Memoir of the Hawk (Ecco Press, 2001); Shroud of the Gnome (1997); and Worshipful Company of Fletchers (1994), which won the National Book Award. His Selected Poems (1991) won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award. His honors include a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Poetry, the Wallace Stevens Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and is currently a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.
Photo by Stephen Long.
Reviews of books by James Tate
Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee
- Cross Connect, with Mike Magee
- Poets & Writers, with Nick Twemlow
- James Tate’s audio archive page on PennSound
- Reading at the Key West Literary Seminar
- No readings are scheduled at this time.