Collection Scope and Content Note
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Scope and Contents Note
The Tate collection consists almost entirely of Tate’s correspondence
with Charles Simic. These letters provide an interesting insight into
Tate’s writing and his ideas on contemporary poetry, and many include
Tate’s opinions on and suggestion for Sumic’s poetry. Some letters also
contain discussions on other contemporary poets. All letters are from
Tate. Other items in the collection include manuscripts by Tate:
“Cruisin’ Even.” Ts, 1 p. on verso of letter to
Simic, 1972: October 8. “Return to a Place Lit by a
Hamburger.” TSS, 1 p., on postcard to Simic, 1975: November
12. “A Guide to the Stone Age.” TS, 1 p. n.d.
“Urgent Letter to Charles Simic Concerning the State of Poetry
and the Angel of Death.” TSS, 1 p. 1970: February 27.