Category Archives: James Schuyler

Harry Mathews (1930-2017) and the New York School of Poets

Very sad news for lovers of the New York School and contemporary literature: the novelist and poet Harry Mathews passed away this week at the age of 86.  Mathews is best-known as an experimental fiction writer who was one of … Continue reading

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James Schuyler’s “December”: “a calm secret exultation of the spirit”

“Each December! I always think I hate ‘the over-commercialized event,’” James Schuyler writes in his poem “December,” one of my favorite poems about this time of year.  Despite his reluctance, the season somehow always manages to win him over: “and then … Continue reading

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Try to see the world through Frank O’Hara’s eyes

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Peter Gizzi’s “masterful” new book (and its James Schuyler epigraph)

Over at the New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich reviews the “masterful” new book by Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics, which was recently named a finalist for the National Book Award. Petrusich notes that this is “perhaps Gizzi’s most personal book; it is tender, lyric, … Continue reading

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Eileen Myles Reads James Schuyler (and Chats with Paul Muldoon)

                   The New Yorker’s Poetry Podcast asks poets who have published in the New Yorker to choose a poem from the New Yorker’s pages, read it, and discuss it with poetry editor … Continue reading

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“Schuyler today and the students” by Kate Angus

   Today’s “Poem-a-Day” posted by the Academy of American Poets site is a lovely poem by Kate Angus called “Schuyler today and the students.” It’s about an experience a relatively small number of us know quite well — teaching the poetry of James Schuyler … Continue reading

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From James Schuyler’s Diary (August 5, 1968)

Here is an excerpt from James Schuyler’s diary on August 5, 1968, 48 years ago today, at Fairfield Porter’s home on Great Spruce Head Island in Maine: Blue, with a few sharp streaks of white.  The water is making its knitting … Continue reading

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