—Peter Schjeldahl, Poetry, February 1975New Yorker art critic Peter Schejldahl calls himself a “failed poet,” and talks about his path from poetry to criticism: “I like to say that when I started writing criticism – as a complete ignoramus and yahoo young poet in the ‘60s – I discovered very quickly that the one thing in which I am the world’s leading expert is my point of view.”

—Peter Schjeldahl, Poetry, February 1975

New Yorker art critic Peter Schejldahl calls himself a “failed poet,” and talks about his path from poetry to criticism: “I like to say that when I started writing criticism – as a complete ignoramus and yahoo young poet in the ‘60s – I discovered very quickly that the one thing in which I am the world’s leading expert is my point of view.”

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