The Radiance of Pigs

The Radiance of Pigs


By Stan Rice

Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375704345, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2001


Now in paperback, Stan Rice's most recent collection brims with dynamic, unpredictable poems that delve into the darker reaches of humor and experience.

About the Author
Stan Rice is the author of six collections of poetry, including "The Radiance of Pigs, Fear Itself," and "Singing Yet." He has been the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Academy of American Poets, the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Formerly a professor of English and Creative Writing and Chairman of the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University, he now lives in New Orleans with his wife, the novelist Anne Rice.

Praise For The Radiance of Pigs

"The dialectic between spirit embodied, perhaps entrapped, in matter, and matter burning and glowing with spirit has occupied the center of Rice's writing since Some Lamb . . . His work reveals the magnitude of revelation and the depth of wisdom available to a single human consciousness engaged in transforming its life through making art."
--Andy Brumer, Poetry Flash

"Rice's poems are a mixture of primitive and sophisticated, dark and light, Fauce-like outward energy and inward looking, self-referential themes . . . The radiance of life itself is what shines through in these often dissonant, anxious, yet bravely life-affirming poems."
--Susan Larson, Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

"This brash poet's style reaches for the sky just when we least expect it, taking us briskly to new heights of feeling and expectation. This is what art issupposed to do."
--Peter Thorpe, Rocky Mountain News