Nathaniel Tarn

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Nathaniel Tarn (born June 30, 1928) is an American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator.


  • I speak from ignorance.
    Who once learned much, but speaks from ignorance now.
    • Poem Last of the Chiefs published in: Nathaniel Tarn (1965) Old savage, young city. p. 18.
  • Where there's no stop and go
    a thought may wet your face,
    a breath arrest your stare.
    • Poem Markings published in: Nathaniel Tarn (1968) Where Babylon ends.
  • The death-of-the-author thematics, as commonly adapted, are another inanity: when society does its very best to homogenize us, what is wrong with a strong, knowledgeable, and responsible ego crying in the darkening wilderness?
    • Nathaniel Tarn (1999) "Octavio Paz, Anthropology, and the Future of Poetry" published in: The Embattled Lyric: Essays and Conversations in Poetics and Anthropology (2007). p. 118.

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