Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

by James Schuyler
     
 

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In Selected Poems, we experience the full range of James Schuyler's achievement, confirming that he was among the late twentieth century's truly vital and distinctive poetic voices. One of the most significant writers of the New York School--which unofficially included John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Kenneth Koch, among others--Schuyler was strongly

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In Selected Poems, we experience the full range of James Schuyler's achievement, confirming that he was among the late twentieth century's truly vital and distinctive poetic voices. One of the most significant writers of the New York School--which unofficially included John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Kenneth Koch, among others--Schuyler was strongly influenced by both art and music in his work, often incorporating rapid shifts in sound, shape, and color within his poems that almost gave his work the effect of a collage and engendered comparisons with Whitman and Rimbaud.

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Library Journal
Schuyler's Selected Poems includes over 100 poems, spanning the breadth of his distinguished career as a writer. At his best, Schuyler manages to be simultaneously particular and expansive, zooming in on the smallest detail and panning the big picture at the same time. Though his discursiveness may not be to every reader's taste, his is a unique voice. Not many of his contemporaries are attempting 48-page poems, as Schuyler does in the ``Morning of the Poem.'' His generous spirit and quirky humor are apparent throughout this collection. Grace Bauer, formerly with New Orleans P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374530891
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
715,106
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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