I have published five books of poetry.
The first was The Pearl is a Hardened Sinner: Notes from Kindergarten. It was well received when it was published, and I continue to get comments from readers on the book:
- “Stanley Kiesel’s The Pearl is a Hardened Sinner is an enchanting and moving book of the most thematically original poems I have read in ages. It is tender, beautiful, and technically very accomplished.” -Ashley Montagu
- “A poem from this book was read to me when I was in 4th grade and it stayed with me the rest of my life…” (comment on Facebook)
Here are three sample poems from the collection:
More recently, I have published four new collections:
Prick the Balloon
I Decline to be Human
Songs with no Prospects
All five collections can be bought through my “Purchase Books” page.