Saluting That Various Field On James Schuyler’s Birthday

Happy birthday to the poet James Schuyler, born on this day in 1923. Here is “Salute,” his first published poem (!) and one of his signature pieces. “Past / is past. I salute / that various field.”

And here is a diary entry Schuyler wrote on his 64th birthday in 1984. “Not everything gets worse.” Happy birthday, Jim.

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6 Responses to Saluting That Various Field On James Schuyler’s Birthday

  1. bluefishcloud says:

    Thanks!!! Wonderful to think about today being his birthday!!!

  2. Is a biography in the works?

  3. Katherine Koch says:

    Beautiful, Andrew, thank you. Gosh, even in his diary entries Jimmy communicated extraordinary perceptions of the visual beauty and changes wrought by weather in the city. An ecstatic early-morning experience of the Empire State Building—what a great birthday gift!

    XXOO,

    Katherine

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