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.

Featuring readings by Alexis Almeida, Douglas Crase, Will Farris, t’ai freedom ford, Mary Manning, and Charles North, and music by David Grubbs.

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 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.

This in-person event will also be livestreamed via The Poetry Project's YouTube.