I have published five books of poetry.

The first was The Pearl is a Hardened Sinner: Notes from KindergartenIt 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:



Thoughts at Dismissal


More recently, I have published four new collections:

Prick the Balloon

I Decline to be Human

Jump Ship

Songs with no Prospects

All five collections can be bought through my “Purchase Books” page.



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