The Poetry Project


Hymn to Life

A true poet's poet, lover's poet, everybody's poet, James Schuyler was a dear and committed friend and mentor to many in the Poetry Project's community, and generations later remains a reason many of us are poets at all. Please join us as we celebrate the centenary birthday of this beloved New York icon with a performance of his poem "Hymn to Life," featuring a multi-generational, polyvocal group of Schuyler fans, friends, and protégés.

We hope you can join us for a pre-event reception at 7 pm!

This event is part of Always More Roses: James Schuyler at 100. With special thanks to our co-presenters at NYU and Dia; to our sponsors, Farrar Straus & Giroux and Turtle Point Press; and to co-organizer Matthew Bevis (University of Oxford).

*We hope to see you as well at It Goes, It Goes: James Schuyler Centenary Celebration at Dia Chelsea and James Schuyler: A Morning For The Poet at NYU.

This in-person event will also be livestreamed via The Poetry Project's YouTube. Livestream captions will be available via a StreamText link or the CC button on YouTube's player.