Category Archives: Stanley Cavell

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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“This is America calling”: John Ashbery’s “Pyrography” on the 4th of July

In 1976, the U.S. Department of the Interior commissioned John Ashbery to write a poem for a touring exhibition to commemorate the nation’s 200th birthday called “America 1976: A Bicentennial Exhibition.”  Not surprisingly, the resulting piece is one of Ashbery’s most … Continue reading

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