James Tate, Pulitzer Prize-win­ning poet, dies at 71

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

AMHERST, Mass. - James Tate, a Pulitzer Prize-win­ning poet and long­time English pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts-Amherst, has died. He was 71. He died Wed­nes­day af­ter a long ill­ness, the univer­sity said. Tate was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for po­etry in 1992 for “Se­lected Po­ems.” It was one of many hon­ours he re­ceived, in­clud­ing the Na­tional Book Award for the 1994 Wor­ship­ful Com­pany of Fletch­ers and a Na­tional In­sti­tute of Arts and Letters award for po­etry.

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