This is Stan Schmidt's fifth book written in a one year time period. This book is an anthology because it contains the best poems out of his first four books. Gate to the Soul, The Weeping Poet, The Musing Poet, and The Solitary Poet. There are many new poems in the Wine Press as well. The poems within this book are heavy and personal, yet layered with mystery. This poetry paints vivid pictures of a person trying to deal with the disappointments of life. The author brings the reader on a fascinating journey through his dark night of the soul.