Poetry. Winner of the 2017 Richard Snyder Prize in Poetry. "Poems by Michael Moos often occupy a liminal space at the edge of the garden about which he so often writes, that edge beyond which wildness begins, a wildness which Moos is not afraid to evoke in his poems. These poems are themselves gardens, spaces where human nature and the natural world can have conversations that are at once sacred and profane. 'What is thirst for, if not for talking to God?' Moos writes. He could just as well have written instead of thirst, river, heron, tree, cricket, moon. These conversations that occur within the space of a Moos poem can be about God, loss, love, longing, ecstasy, solitude, bitterness: all the ancient topics that poems have responded to forever. In THE IDEA OF THE GARDEN, Michael Moos brings a distinctly contemporary sensibility to subjects of timeless importance. What more could we ask from a poet?"—Jim Moore
Michael S. Moos is the author of three previous poetry collections: A Long Way to See (MN Book Award nominee), Morning Windows (MN Voices Winner), and Hawk Hover. He is the winner of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board and Loft-McKnight Foundation. Moos has an MFA from Columbia University and was poet- in-residence for the Academy of American Poets, the O'Neill Theater Center/National Theater of the Deaf, as well as several Midwestern arts councils. In the 1970s the National Endowment for the Arts made two documentary films of his work for Poets-in-the-Schools in Kansas and North Dakota.
Author City: ASHLAND, OH USA