Stanley Moss was born in 1925 and educated at Yale. After serving in World War II he taught English in Barcelona and Rome, where he became familiar with the religious and mythical figures that appear in his work. He is the critically acclaimed author of The Skull of Adam (1979), The Intelligence of Clouds (1989), Asleep in the Garden (1997), A History of Color (2003), New and Selected Poems (2006), Rejoicing (2009), and God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike (2011). In 1977 Moss founded Sheep Meadow Press devoted to poetry, with a focus on international poets in translation. He lives in New York.