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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Marcus Schuyler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other Poetry

Born: Movember 9, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Schuyler was a poet, novelist and playwright. He attended Bethany College in West Virginia and then moved to New York City. There, he worked for NBC before moving to Ischia, Italy to attend the University of Florence. After returning to the United States, Schuyler setteled in New York City where he was a central figure in the New York School and worked at the Museum of Modern Art. Schuyler was also an art critic at ''Art News''and a contributor to various periodicals including the ''New Yorker'', ''Poetry'' and ''Paris Review''.

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-- Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry in 1969 for ''Freely Espousing