Stan Rice (1942 – 2002) was the author of eight collections of poetry, including Red to the Rind, Radiance of Pigs and False Prophet (published posthumously, 2003).For many years he was associated with San Francisco State University where he was Professor of English, Chairman of the Creative Writing program, and Assistant Director of the Poetry Center. In 1977, he received the Edgar Allen Poe Award of the Academy of American Poets for Whiteboy. He was also the recipient of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award and a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Alfred A, Knopf, New York, published a large-scale monograph, Paintings by Stan Rice in 1997.
Stan Rice paintings are represented in the collections of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The New Orleans Museum of Art. He had a one person show at the James W. Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. The Art Galleries of Southeastern Louisiana presented an exhibition of selected paintings in March 2005. Prospective plans are underway to present exhibitions of Rice’s paintings at various locations in Mexico.On December 9, 2002, Stan Rice died of cancer at age 60 in New Orleans where he lived with his wife, the novelist Anne Rice, and their son, the novelist Christopher Rice.