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Fear Itself

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"In his new collection of poetry, Rice is an expert practitioner of the paranoiac-surreal . . . . His true subject is the uneasy equation between horror and beauty, the 'liquification of flame' and the 'liquid of order.' He is often capable of delivering the instructive surprises of the best poetry."

--Graham Christian, Library Journal
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Knopf (first published November 28th 1995)
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SmarterLilac
I really think poor Mr. Rice got a bad rap from being in the shadow of his more commercially successful spouse. These are perfectly excellent poems.
Sarahbeth
the only good poets are dead ones. 'tis true. but this one was one of the best.

"and what is an angel but a ghost in drag?" -stan rice
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Jan 30, 2008 Alan Catlin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who liked poetry
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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.

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