A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.


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The Pig of Knowledge or Learned Pig

The Expositor; or Many Mysteries Unravelled by Wm F. Pinchbeck was one of the first works on magic published in the United States. Published in 1805, it was the first book length expose of conjuring tricks written by a professional magician. It provided readers with explanations and printed instructions for the creation and performance of many marvels including how to create a Learned Pig.

dragon pig

Modern minstrels still sing of dragons, but they sing of pigs as well. And Canadian poetry favors the pig in this collection now available in the library. The works of fifty Canadian poets join the ten already here, and over one-hundred fifty more poems are now available. Alas, there are few dragons…

Pig poetry updates – November, 2012

Here are some recent additions to the Best Loved Pig Poetry section of the Arnold Ziffel Memorial Library. Poets ask us to consider the pig in the context of nursery rhymes, morals, allegory and more.

Theme is new and improved

Today a new and totally redesigned site theme debuts at Porkopolis.org. The site continues to be powered by WordPress, and the underlying code for this new theme is built using Justin Tadlock’s ThemeHybrid and the content remains 100% Pure Pork (mostly).

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.