By Ryan T. Baird

Darien High School class of 2018

Completely Subjective: James Tate’s “The Baby”

James Tate published this in April 2012. Many of Tate’s poems are character driven featuring a narrator’s various encounters. This poem seems like another encounter between a man and his crazy wife. Tate once said about his characters, “but most often they’re in trouble, and they’re trying to find some kind of life.” It’s clear…