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From the archives of John Ashbery:
James Schuyer reads "The Morning of the Poem," 1982

  • Complete Reading (18:56): MP3

Hymn to Life & Other Poems, recorded November 9, 1986

  1. Hymn to Life (34:00): MP3 , RealAudio and also Text
  2. Unlike Joubert (1:35): MP3
  3. Now and Then (for Kenward Elmslie) (8:35): MP3
  4. Freely Espousing (1:44): MP3
  5. Mood Indigo (for David Trinidad) (1:39): MP3
  6. The Crystal Lithium (10:44): MP3 and also Text

All selections were recorded at the Chelsea Hotel, New York City, 1986.
Special thanks to Barbara Guest.

STAFF:
Producer: Anne Becker
Engineer: Anne Becker
Executive Producer: Alan D. Austin
Originally issued as a cassette tape by Watershed Intermedia, 1989.
Selections 1-4 and 6 from Selected Poems.
Production of this recording was made possible in part by a grant from the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Reading at the Dia Art Foundation, New York, on November 15, 1988, introduced by John Ashbery

reading courtesy Dia Art Foundation
  1. opening comments (2:14): MP3
  2. introduction by John Ashbery (4:55): MP3
  3. Salute (1:03): MP3
  4. Light Blue Above (1:38): MP3
  5. Empathy and New Year (4:17): MP3
  6. February (2:14): MP3
  7. Unlike Joubert (1:59): MP3
  8. Closed Gentian Distances (0:32): MP3
  9. Eyes at the Window (3:20): MP3
  10. Light from Canada (1:21): MP3
  11. A Stone Knife (2:00): MP3
  12. A Man in Blue (3:31): MP3
  13. December (2:11): MP3
  14. Verge (1:30): MP3
  15. Money Musk (2:39): MP3
  16. Song (1:29): MP3
  17. What Ails My Fern (1:22): MP3
  18. Procession (0:51): MP3
  19. Suddenly (0:23): MP3
complete reading: MP3


Reading at San Francisco Art Institute, co-sponsored by the Poetry Center at SFSU, February 10, 1989


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  1. Introduction by Bill Berkson (6:18): MP3
  2. Salute (0:36): MP3
  3. Today (1:49): MP3
  4. Empathy and New Year (4:17): MP3
  5. Light Blue Above (1:41): MP3
  6. February (2:14): MP3
  7. A Man in Blue (3:20): MP3
  8. Verge (1:36): MP3
  9. Eyes at the Window (3:10): MP3
  10. The Bluet (1:13): MP3
  11. Light from Canada (for Charles North) (1:23): MP3
  12. Closed Gentian Distances (0:35): MP3
  13. Now and Then (9:36): MP3
  14. Evening Wind (1:32): MP3
  15. Fauré's Second Piano Quartet (1:03): MP3 (partial recording)
  16. Korean Mums (2:05): MP3
  17. What Ails My Fern? (1:28): MP3
  18. Song (1:38): MP3
  19. Procession (0:50): MP3
  20. Suddenly (1:17): MP3

Reading at 92nd Street Y with John Ashbery in New York, November 23, 1989

  • Schuyler Reading (45:39): MP3
  • Complete Recording with John Ashbery (1:21:34): MP3
  1. Introduction by Jonathan Galassi (3:19): MP3
  2. Salute (0:32): MP3
  3. A Man in Blue (3:18): MP3
  4. Empathy and New Year (4:15): MP3
  5. Fauré's Second Piano Quartet (1:07): MP3
  6. Korean Mums (2:09): MP3
  7. Advent (0:27): MP3
  8. Shaker (0:54): MP3
  9. Rain (0:54): MP3
  10. The Light Within (1:00): MP3
  11. Horsechestnut Trees and Roses (4:43): MP3
  12. Mood Indigo (1:54): MP3
  13. Let's All Hear it for Mildred Bailey (2:29): MP3
  14. A View (1:41): MP3
  15. Birds (1:32): MP3
  16. Shadowy Room (0:59): MP3
  17. Haze (1:00): MP3
  18. Untitled (This Soft October) (0:55): MP3
  19. White Boat, Blue Boat (1:04): MP3
  20. Noon Office (0:41): MP3
  21. A Chapel (0:45): MP3
  22. Yellow Flowers (1:12): MP3
  23. A Cardinal (1:15): MP3

BBC interview, Chelsea Hotel, NYC, 1989

  1. Interview (cut) (25:23): MP3
  2. Complete Interview (uncut) (42:13): MP3
  • Presenter: Adam Philips
  • Producer: Rachel Yorke
  • Distributed by BBC © 1989

James Schuyler reading various poems, date and location unknown


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Thanks for Nathan Kernan for help with complilation of PennSound page for James Schuyler.
© 2004 - 2009 Estate of James Schuyler. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author and his estate. Used with permission of Darragh Park. Distributed by PennSound.