James Tate

Born: 1943

Born in 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, Tate won the 1967 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for his first book The Lost Pilot. He wrote eighteen full-length books of poetry along with many chapbooks, collections of prose, collaborations, and a novel. His Selected Poems won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award. In 1994, Worshipful Company of Fletchers won the National Book Award. Tate taught for many years in the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers. In 2004, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He always carried a camera, taking photos of everything around him. Source