Early in his life, James Schuyler rented a room from W.H. Auden and worked as his secretary. Later, Schuyler moved in with Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery, and became involved with the New York School of poets. In addition to writing poetry, Schuyler was a well-regarded art critic and worked as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art. His last books were Selected Poems (1988), A Few Days (1985), and The Morning of the Poem (1980), which won the Pulitzer Prize. He lived in New York City until his death in 1991.