Category Archives: James Schuyler

Book announcement: “Attention Equals Life” (with discount code)

  As I’ve mentioned a few times here before, my second book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture, was recently published by Oxford University Press.  Although it is not strictly a study of the New … Continue reading

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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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James Schuyler’s “June 30, 1974” and the Poetics of Everyday Life

In honor of today’s date, I thought I’d post “June 30, 1974,” a poem by James Schuyler which was written 42 years ago today.  The poem describes an early summer morning in the Hamptons at the home of his close friend, … Continue reading

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James Schuyler as a Portrait of … Fatherhood?

Because it was Father’s Day yesterday, the cover of a recently published anthology called Stories of Fatherhood (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2014) popped up in my feed, and I was immediately struck by the image on the cover and did a double-take.  Here it is: … Continue reading

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