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The Radiance of Pigs

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Now in paperback, Stan Rice's most recent collection brims with dynamic, unpredictable poems that delve into the darker reaches of humor and experience.
Paperback, 90 pages
Published February 20th 2001 by Knopf (first published April 20th 1999)
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Kenny
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Twelve
By the time you are twelve your affections are fixed.
Then come the decades that roll your heart like a cheese
In the sea. Yes, it is surreal.
Then you are twelve again, and old.
And you find the waxed red ball of your heart on the shore.
And you are not surprised by anything now except
That you should love at the end what you loved
At the beginning.


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Stan Rice is a brilliant poet. His poetry is deceptively simple. He may be the most exciting poet of his generation, not to mention one of the best
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Vickiek
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I don't usually read poetry, but this book is AMAZING and really has a unique flair. I would totally recommend it! :)
Jarad Coats
Stan is a good poet. He's a mix of Irvine Welsh & Dylan Thomas. His poems are a unique and many times beautiful read.
Nicky Enriquez
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This collection of poetry was filled with despair, humor, and beautiful imagery. Quite an eclectic mix.
Kim
Jan 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, poetry
Overall, I'm a fan of Stan Rice. This particular book, however, isn't one of my favorites. Reading some of the poems, I found myself wondering if he simply closed his eyes and put his finger on random words in the dictionary. And just when my impatience seemed about to peak, I'd turn the page and discover something brilliant and moving. That's just the nature of poetry, I guess.
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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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