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