God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike: New and Later Collected Poems (Hardcover)

New and Later Collected Poems

By Stanley Moss

Seven Stories Press, 9781609803452, 381pp.

Publication Date: November 29, 2011



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

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."

Praise For God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike: New and Later Collected Poems

• "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