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God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike: New & Later Collected Poems

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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 exci ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Seven Stories Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jim
Feb 02, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it
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It has been a while since I read a volume of poetry and when I saw that Stanley Moss' (who I knew nothing about) newest collection of poetry was available for review, I decided to read it.

And I was pleasantly surprised.

Moss,(b. 1925) a contemporary America poet, who served in World War 2 and became an art dealer, presents a rich and colorful tone of poems that reflect an acquaintance of both contemporary and historical persons and situations that flood his poetry that, at times, is a jumbled and
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Diane Kistner
Oct 28, 2012 Diane Kistner rated it it was amazing
I have been a small-press publisher of poetry since the mid-seventies. Although I have not written poetry myself since then and certainly have been torn away from it by the mad dogs of life, I cannot get poetry out of my blood. Currently, I am coeditor of FutureCycle Press with the poet Robert S. King, so when I was given the opportunity to review this book, I am embarrassed to say that I could not remember ever having encountered the poems of Stanley Moss. I had to look him up on Wikipedia. I l ...more
Russ
Feb 17, 2012 Russ rated it liked it
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, religion, and faith. Though he often presents himself as a non-believer--or at least someone who doesn't practice religion--he has a genuine sense of the mysterious and sublimity that is available to people of faith. At the same time, he is critical of both formal religion and God, if indeed God even exists. Moss is clearl ...more
Richard
Oct 14, 2011 Richard rated it it was amazing
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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 chance to expand. Pretty boring.

Stanley Moss is not a kid, and through work that is very persoanl reaches into the universal expanse of gods, goddesses, and myth to circle around to "onion, garlic, and a rose." Mr. Moss has reach and grasp, and I think the body of his work places him very highly in the pantheon of American
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