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  • Published: 8 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781644210307
  • Imprint: Seven Stories Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $36.99
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Act V Scene I

Poems



Vibrant new poems from the award-winning nonagenarian poet who Rosanna Warren calls "Undaunted, outrageously alive..."

At 95 years old, Stanley Moss, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, is writing some of the best poems of his life. Here are new poems written in 2018 through early 2020 and some rediscovered earlier poems never-before published.

Death is ugly, to hold Christ's dyingfor all of us is beautiful. I believein the nothingness of everything--crumbsashes, the date, dust, under a female moon.I consider notes, words, pigments,rocks have a certain significance.Bet your life creation is inconsequential.I read Goethe for beautiful meanings.Seeing one painting, he wrote, changed his life.What can one person do? Damn proximity,compose before you decompose,shout help! help! in the ear of Moses,make a hero of an ant in a wild rose.--from "A Shout" in Act V Scene 1

  • Published: 8 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781644210307
  • Imprint: Seven Stories Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $36.99
Categories:

About the author

Stanley Moss

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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