Tate Lewis grew up in central Illinois and southwest Michigan with a few odd years in Iowa and Florida. He eventually ended up at Illinois Wesleyan University. While enrolled in his first poetry class, Tate's father was diagnosed with cancer and died six months later. Immediately, Tate began writing and documenting the dying process. Since, Tate and his fiancé bought and flipped a house, he graduated with a BA in Writing and Religious Studies after beginning as a nursing major, and, most recently, he finished a full-length book of poetry focused on his father's death and their relationship. He is an associate editor for Kallisto Gaia Press. Recently, he finished a fellowship with Dalkey Archive Press. He will be the guest editor for the 2022 Texas Poetry Calendar. For more information about submitting please look at the "Kallisto Gaia Press" tab. Tate's poetry is featured in december magazine, Modern Haiku, The American Journal of Poetry, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, SurVision, Plainsong, The Loch Raven Review, The Thieving Magpie, Better than Starbucks, The Ekphrastic Review, and Dream Pop Press. Now, he is eagerly waiting for someone to publish his book, starting his next book, searching for a MFA program, another house to flip, and more pets to rescue. Photo taken by Izzy Carrol. Click on the photo to check out her website.

My last reading as an undergrad

Posing by "Pureland" displayed in Ames Library after reading for the John Wesley Powell Conference in 2018

Mike Theune (L) Brandi Reissenweber (R) After my commencement ceremony in 2019

Ekphrastic reading in 2017

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