James Schuyler

1923–1991

James Schuyler was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1923. He attended Bethany and the University of Florence. Schuyler is associated with the New York School, a group of artists active in New York in the middle of the twentieth century who were inspired by surrealist and avant-garde painters. Schuyler also received two National Endowment for the Arts grants a Guggenheim fellowship, an Academy of American Poets fellowship, the Whiting Award, and various other awards and honors. He died in 1991 following a stroke.

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion