Always Alwaysland: New Poems (Paperback)

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A new collection from the great American poet in his 96th year.

Yea, though he walks through a certain valley, Stanley Moss has written Always Alwaysland in his 94th, 95th, and 96th years, a book of songs, devotion, beautiful, painful, useful truths, some work songs, spirituals, grand opera, hymns, chants to God and no God. After all, heartbeat is just versification. He stands alone among American poets. (In one poem that is political, Christ comes back to Earth, is lynched for singing Amazing Grace outside a white church). Read this book, take a chance, change your life for the better for the hell of it.

About the Author

STANLEY MOSS was born in Woodhaven, Queens in 1925. He started writing poetry eighty-eight years ago. He enlisted in the US Navy when he was seventeen. He was educated at Trinity College and Yale University. He worked as an editor at New Directions, New American Library, Book Week and New American Review. He taught English in Barcelona and Rome and worked at Botteghe Oscure. In 1977, he founded Sheep Meadow Press, a nonprofit publishing company that publishes poetry and belles lettres. He is translated into German by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, into Chinese by Fu Hao, and into Spanish by Valerie Mejer. He makes his living as a private art dealer, largely in Spanish and Italian Old Masters. He lives on a farm in Clinton Corners, New York.

Praise For…

"In Always Alwaysland it seems each poem has been searching for a master architect and wordsmith with deep feeling and practice to say it right. The profound and mischievous topics seem to be saying to a foreboding modern reality that Stanley Moss, a mature poet who dares to get the questions and the answers right, that the masterplan engages only true feeling in a state of playful wisdom." 
Yusef Komunyakaa
Product Details
ISBN: 9781644212011
ISBN-10: 1644212013
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English