God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike

New & Later Collected Poems

By Stanley Moss
(Seven Stories Press, Hardcover, 9781609803452, 384pp.)

Publication Date: November 29, 2011

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Description

With nearly seventy-five new poems and over two hundred selected from his previous books, God Breaketh Not All Men’s Hearts Alike is the book of a lifetime in poetry, one that will lead to the author being recognized as among American’s best living poets. A work of intense illumination, these poems investigate meanings and subjects usually left in darkness. A dramatic excitement, a surprising beauty, a song draws us from poem to poem. It has been pointed out by Hayden Carruth that "in many voices, in lines rugged yet eloquent with various learnings, Moss sings us his disconcerting and extraordinarily moving songs of unbelievable belief."




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.




Praise For God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike

• "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

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