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Stan Rice Tribute Set April 10

Tribute to Stan Rice, poet and artist, set for April 10 at UCR Palm Desert

Poets, friends and family will read works of the noted author and painter

(April 3, 2007)

PALM DESERT, Calif. ( — The Gneiss Poetry Series presents "The Art & Poetry of Stan Rice" on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the UCR Palm Desert Theater, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive.

Rice (1942-2002) was a painter and author of eight collections of poetry, including “Red to the Rind”, “Radiance of Pigs”, and “False Prophet.” He is survived by his wife, the novelist Anne Rice, and their son, the novelist Christopher Rice.

Stan Rice was associated for many years with San Francisco State University where he was professor of English, chairman of the Creative Writing program and assistant director of the Poetry Center.

Contributing to the program through readings and commentary will be Andy Brumer, Rick Bursky and family and friends.

Brumer is a former student of Rice who writes on art for Artscene magazine, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. He has also contributed reviews of poetry and other books to The New York Times Review of Books. He is the author of “Turtle,” an award-winning small press volume of poetry published by NFS Press.

Bursky is the author of “The Soup of Something Missing,” published by Bear Star Press. His second book, “The Invention of Fiction,” is out from Hollywood Press. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including the Iowa Review, American Poetry Review and Prairie Schooner.

The centerpiece of the evening will be the showing of a 1973 video of Rice reading at the San Francisco State Poetry Center. Many of his original paintings will be on display at the event as well.

Admission to “The Art & Poetry of Stan Rice” is free. Reservations are appreciated at 760-834-0597 or by an e-mail to



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