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Hell, I Love Everybody

52 Poems

James Tate

Edited by Dara Barrois/Dixon, Emily Pettit and Kate Lindroos

Foreword by Terrance Hayes

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Categories: 21st Century, American
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Hell, I Love Everybody: 52 Poems by James Tate re-introduces the poet, providing a poem for every week of the year, every mood and season. It includes work from his first publication, The Lost Pilot, a Yale Younger Poets selection (1967) and all his subsequent books. He is a most agile poet in a precarious world. Life is alarming, absurd, but properly considered that absurdity reveals, often with laughter, the something else by which we live. All Tate's poems are about our world, our wrecked, vexed love for it. Tate was described as a surrealist. If he is, that surrealism issues in a vision of a world delivered back to itself by candour. John Ashbery wrote of 'his genius: passionate, humane, funny, tragic, and always surprising and mind-delighting'.
    James Tate
    James Tate (1943-2015) grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the author several books of poems and taught at the University of Massachusetts. His Selected Poems (1991) won the Pulitzer Prize. ... read more
    Praise for James Tate `American poetry, in desperate need of real vision, is being finally rewarded with the genuine article.'
    Jorie Graham
    ` . . .he has the rare ability to be very, very funny on the page . . .'
    New York Times Book Review
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