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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; First Edition edition (November 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609803450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609803452
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,814,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

About the Author

STANLEY MOSS was educated at Trinity College (Connecticut) and Yale University. He makes his living as a private art dealer, largely in Spanish and Italian old masters, and is the longtime publisher and editor of The Sheep Meadow Press, a nonprofit press devoted to poetry.

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The poems are written in stanzas and frequently use rhyme.
Robin Friedman
Instead it just felt like a pointless exercise in self-expression--an exercise that was, for this reader at least, sharply limited in its enjoyability.
John Jorgensen
And I recommend this volume for those interested in gaining an acquaintance of contemporary literature as well.
James J. Kane

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 10, 2011
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Educated at Trinity University and Yale, Stanley Moss (b. 1925) is a private art dealer specializing in Spanish and Italian Old Masters. He is also an editor and the founder of a publishing house devoted to contemporary poetry. Although Moss has been writing for many years, he is not well-known among readers of contemporary poetry. This new book, "God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike" may well change that situation. It includes over 75 new poems together with over 200 poems selected from six earlier collections.

The poems are generally presented in reverse chronological order. This arrangement focuses on Moss' most recent poems, written in his 80s, which I think are his strongest. Moss writes in a highly-charged, flamboyant, and bravura style. I thought of other Jewish poets such as the late Samuel Menashe whose minimalist, quiet, reserved voice is at the opposite end of the poetic spectrum from that of Moss. Descriptive adjectives, nouns, actions, persons, and thoughts are thrown at the reader in an almost unending cascade. The poem "A History of Color" captures much of the brilliant, collage of Moss' writing. The poems also have a sense of irony and self-mockery as Moss makes fun of himself, deflates his tone, and refers to himself deprecatingly as "Stanley" or "SM". The poems are written in stanzas and frequently use rhyme. Most of the poems are short and many consist of a sonnet-like structure of 15 or 16 lines. The poems immediately captured my attention. As the book proceeds, my interest was not always sustained. On occasion, I felt on emotional overdrive, and on occasion some weak writing. But on the whole this is a stunning collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee Armstrong HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2011
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Stanley Moss' book of poems was one I labored to wade through. Stunningly self-involved, he comes across as an extraordinary name dropper, perhaps hoping to elevate his literary status through comparisons to poets like Kunitz and Lowell. My favorite mission statement for art comes from The Urantia Book, "The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity." Moss, who bounces between a dedicated agnostic and a dreary atheist, uses his gift of language to try to pick fights with God. I understand how human our feelings of anger and frustration can be, but they become petulantly trivial under Moss' heavy hand, reflected in titles of his poems like "Vomit" and "Snot." "The Urantia Book" further illuminates this sublime poetic ideal, "Only a poet can discern poetry in the commonplace prose of routine existence." Moss mostly doesn't do this. His lofty classic allusions appear meant to impress with his education rather than serving the poetry. There were three poems in the entire collection that worked for me. "A Guest in Jerusalem" exquisitely articulates the pain and loss of a child to violence. "Listening to Water" is visionary, while "Celia" is like a sweet joke on authority. Other than that, I found this collection more than unpleasant; it was unimportant. Taxi!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan VINE VOICE on October 4, 2011
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I have a mixed review about this collection of poems. On the one side I applaud Stanley Moss' initiative in taking on topics that are seldom talked about and his real to life emotions played out in cunning lines and verse. However I also find much of his work useless in helping me to think deeper, more abstractly, or even providing a savvy quote to impress my friends.

Truth be told the poems I enjoyed the most aren't worth mentioning in polite company simply because in many cases he's chosen junior high material like snot and scatalogical references. Other poems delve into religion with the grace of a child jumping in mud puddles. Though the thoughts and turmoil are real, the poetry exceptional, the ideas just seems to be careless (sometimes his religious poems come across like a waiter wearing a tux and presenting a silver platter filled with bacon to a devout Muslim during Ramadan). Though his thoughts are particularly deep on these subjects, it's the subjects themselves and the way they are broached that appear offensive or out of context.

I think Moss is a great poet in his own right and he does have several surreal poems of a finer quality in this collection. I'm just not a fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Hogan VINE VOICE on November 17, 2011
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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. His poetry can be self deprecating, and he refers to himself throughout as Stanley or by his initials[is this a conscious wink at the sufi poets who always give their names in Ghazals? } Recommended by John Ashbery and not by the same old six poets who give reviews such as"the best book I have read since my last one' and such nonsense. Mr Moss's language is strong, though poetry readers I think can handle it. I cannot say who is a major or minor poet,however a collection of 300+ poems suggests a strong body of work. I am grateful for the introduction to Mr Moss poetry. Recommended
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