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Allen Tate

Allen Tate
John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979), known professionally as Allen Tate, was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate from 1943 to 1944. Tate was invited to join an informal literary group of young Southern poets under the leadership of John Crowe Ransom; the group was known as the Fugitives. Tate contributed to the group's magazine The Fugitive. He was a member of the movement known as Southern Agrarianism and contributed to its seminal work, I'll Take My Stand.
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This is the village where the funeral Stilted its dusty march over deep ruts Up the hillside covered with queen’s lace To the patch of weeds known finally to all. Of her virtues large tongues were loud As I, a stranger, trudged the streets Gay with...