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In the past I have declined to comment on my own work: because, it seems to me, a poem is what it is; because a poem is itself a definition, and to try to redefine it is to be apt to falsify it; and because the author is the person least able to consider his work objectively.

James Schuyler

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Schuyler moved to New York City in the late 1940s where he worked for NBC and first befriended W. : Kermani Press 1976). Two Journals: James Schuyler Darragh Park by Schuyler and Darragh Park (New York: Tibor de Nagy 1995).

James Marcus Schuyler (November 9 1923 – April 12 1991) was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem.

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