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New and Selected Poems 2006
"The poetry of the ages is an argument with God, so it is said; but not many poets attempt it today. Stanley Moss does. In many voices, in lines rugged yet eloquent, in different places and with various leanings, he sings us songs of his unbelievable belief, his unlovable lovesongs of anguish, songs any of us would sing if we could. I find them disconcerting and extraordin ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Seven Stories Press
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I can't remember why I checked this volume out of my local library, but I must have read somewhere that this 92 year poet (81 when this book was published) had interesting things to say about such topics as myths, morality, religion. In a very general sense, many of the poems do explore these subjects, but others just lyrically reflect what the poet was interested in that day. If they have anything in common, it's a rootedness in our day to day sense experiences. For the most part I'd say Moss i ...more