Editor William Corbett's selection includes roughly a third of the Schuyler letters currently available. There are numerous notes to his great correspondents Ashbery and the painter/writer Joe Brainard, and to Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, John Button, Barbara Guest, Harry Mathews, Ron Padgett, Kenward Elmslie, Anne Dunn, Darragh Park, and a who's-who of poets and artists central to the downtown New York art scene from the early 1950s until Schuyler's death in 1991. An extraordinarily rich and compelling book, a wonder. James Schuyler's letters provide the perfect companion to his brilliant and memorable poems--hilarious, self-deprecating, insightful, and moving, ever so moving. --Paul Auster By James Schuyler.
Edited by William Corbett. Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 480 pgs.