Miles Moore's poems sing and think at the same time. Theme, vision, and form coalesce into fluid work never far from humor, always seeking the truth. Man on Terrace with Wine
teaches us how to survive in this trying world. It is a magnificent collection.
Pablo Medina, author of The Cuban Comedy
Miles David Moore is back with his best book of poetry yet. Man on Terrace with Wine is a dark but always hopeful carnival that juggles both sonnet and emoticon with the ease of a poet who has been at it for a long time. This is life in the center ring, with all the tenderness and sting that comes along with it, from Godzilla in 3D to a lonely ride on an intercity bus, from Elvis in heaven to Hitler in hell. You may not know whether to laugh or cry, but that's precisely the point. Miles Moore is a master, and Man on Terrace will stay with you long after the show is over.
James C. Hopkins, author of Ex-Violinist in Kathmandu
Miles David Moore is one of the hardest-working poets I know. Each of his poems is carefully crafted with a keen eye on a lucidity of language enriched with a deep diversity of emotions ranging from the commonplace to haunting, deeply personal recollections of times past. These poems read like a map of a tireless soul's celebration of moments, places, and people we clearly recognize in our own lives. I recommend Man on Terrace with Wine without reservation.
Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D., historian, and editor of A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines