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Red to the Rind

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“Behold the door / the lock’s alive,” warns Stan Rice in one of the commanding poems that make up this new volume of verse. From the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras to the private chambers of the imagination, Rice’s work is at times sharp and minimalist and at times over the top in its vivid critique of life and in its regard for the sanctity that lurks in all exp ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Knopf (first published June 11th 2002)
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Many of you will recognize this poets wife....the true queen of vampire novels, Anne Rice. Her husband Stan, who passed away in 2002, is much more grounded in real life and everyday observances and his poetry is mostly real and poignant. For example his poem on love states; "how can we both be the loved one?"

Some of his poems weren't hits for me but overall I enjoyed his work. If you're ever interested check out his poem entitled "Garden Doghouse"......."the love that died is teaching me to love
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Stan Rice was an American poet and artist and husband of writer Anne Rice (married 1961). He was a Professor of English and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and retired as Chairman of the Creative Writing Department in 1989. Stan Rice died from brain cancer and was survived by his wife, novelist Anne Rice and son, author Christopher Rice.

It was the death of the couple's first chi
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