Friday, 10 June 2016

James Schuyler's Live Debut, 1988

This is, I guess, the poetry equivalent of finding the cut scenes from The Magnificent Ambersons in a warehouse in Milton Keynes: incredibly rare footage that resurfaced last year of James Schuyler's first ever poetry reading in 1988, at the DIA Art Foundation.  Schuyler, a poet I've loved for a very long time, was famously reclusive (which is particularly notable given the egregious gregariousness of many other members of the New York crowd), so this reading marks something of an historic event.  The reading's excellent, and there's a lovely introduction by John Ashbery, too.    

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