Peter Schjeldahl attended Carleton College and the New School. Between 1967 and 1981, he published five books of poetry. He was a regular art critic for ARTnews, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and 7 Days. He joined The New Yorker in 1998. His four books of criticism include The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings (1991) and Let's See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker (2008). He has taught at Harvard University and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for excellence in art criticism from the College Art Association.