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• "Highly charged, stingingly beautiful lyrics." --John Ashbery
• "Magisterial, the book’s verbal generosity and bravura, its humanity make it a continuing delight." --Marilyn Hacker
• "I love Stanley Moss’s poetry. Again and again, coming upon a poem of Stanley Moss’s I have had the feeling of being taken by surprise, not simply by the eloquence and the direct authenticity of the language, for I have come to expect those in his poems. The surprise comes from the nature of his poetry itself, and from the mystery that his poems confront and embody." --W.S. Merwin
Born in New York City, STANLEY MOSS was educated at Trinity College and Yale University. He has been writing poetry for over a half-century. In addition, Moss is a private art dealer specializing in Italian and Spanish old masters, as well as the publisher and editor of The Sheep Meadow Press, a non-profit publishing house devoted to poetry. Moss lives in Clintondale and River Corners, New York.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
wonderful poet, interesting, readable, understandable, human and intelligent. every poem is a full and rich experience. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jbyz
I don't know why this book doesn't speak to me more than it does. I had high hopes, based on the author's reputation; I was perhaps expecting Lew Welch or Kenneth Rexroth. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Kevin L. Nenstiel
The intensity and disatisfaction with which Moss views the world were such that I had a hard time entering into and enjoying his poems. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by David Ross
Let me start by saying that I have loved poetry since I was 13 years old and have almost 400 books of poetry & prose. I'd never heard of Mr. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Marion
The bad news and also the good news is that Stanley Moss is more interesting than his poetry. I won't go into the 'technical' aspects of his poems, for others have addressed that... Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Zoeeagleeye
Stanley Moss, longtime poetry publisher , has let loose with this collection, his summa. Over 300 poems, filled with sharp 0bservations from sex to the Warsaw Ghetto. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by A. Hogan
Stanley Moss is a poet comfortable in free verse, rhymed verse, and near-rhymed poetry. He covers numerous subjects, but his overriding theme is his ongoing struggle with God,... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Russ Mayes
No, I didn't count the poems for an exact number, but at 350 or so pages, GOD BREAKETH NOT ALL MEN'S HEARTS ALIKE could, conceivably, gift you with a poem a day. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Ken C.
I sometimes feel as though we're living in an age of small poets. Its the kids - graduates of MFA writing programs, writing very personal work about lives that have not had a... Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Richard Wells