Stanley Moss was born in New York City. He was educated at Trinity College and Yale University. He makes his living as a private art dealer, largely in Spanish and Italian old masters, and is the publisher and editor of The Sheep Meadow Press, a non-profit press devoted to poetry.
"A highly original poet... passages have the mysterious urgency of Hart Crane at his most persuasive." - John Ashbery (Book Week). "Nothing in these poems is shallow, not even their worldliness. The lines give us journeys, festivals and encounters, over which 'the wrong angel', the angel of error and destruction, the damp genius of mortality, presides. And what a disturbing book it is, with its strong roots in the buried life and its odd compounding of old loyalties, new shames, and sudden blood!" - Stanley Kunitz.