About the Po16

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About the Poet A teacher, biographer, poet, and leader of the New Criticism movement, John Orley Allen Tate joined  his peers at Vanderbilt University in defaming modernity and encroaching technology, which he  feared compromised humanity. He was born on December 19, 1899, in Winchester, Kentucky, and he  sparked wonder and speculation in his parents. Visitors examined his oddly bulging head, which they  identified as a sign of mental retardation. Tate studied at Tarbox School in Nashville for one year  before entering Cross School in Louisville; he then completed pre-college courses at Georgetown  University Preparatory School. Tate, one of John Crowe Ransom's gifted freshmen, entered the English program at Vanderbilt with a  considerable reading background and familiarity with metaphysical poetry and the French  symbolists. He made good on his early promise by publishing in The Fugitive and The Double-Dealer 
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