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Dean  Rader

Dean Rader


Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture. His newest book Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film From Alcatraz to the NMAI (University of Texas Press, 2011) won the Beatrice Medicine Award for Excellence in American Indian Scholarship. His recent collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Bush Memorial First Book Prize, and won the Writer's League of Texas Book Award. He recently curated the blog 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and his work appears in the 2012 Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of USF's Distinguished Research Award for 2011, and he is funnier than his photo might suggest.

Administrative Appointments

Chair, English Department

Peruse Dean's series of columns on the 10 Greatest Poets
Browse Dean's columns for The San Francisco Chronicle
Read the Wikipedia poem