Dean Rader has written, edited, or co-edited eleven books. His debut collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize and Landscape Portrait Figure Form (2014) was named by The Barnes & Noble Review as a Best Poetry Book. Recent poems have appeared in The New York Times, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and many others.
Dean writes and reviews regularly for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, BOMB, and Ploughshares. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, the George Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Dean really, really wishes he could have met Cy Twombly, Marvin Gaye, Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, George Harrison, Paul Klee, and Emily Dickinson.
- PhD, SUNY-Binghamton
- MA, SUNY-Binghamton
- BA, Baylor University
- Literary studies
- American Indian studies
- Visual/popular culture
- Selected Publications
Rader, Dean. (2011) Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film From Alcatraz to the NMAI. University of Texas Press.
Rader, Dean. (2014) 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry. 99: The Press .
Rader, Dean. (2010) Works & Days. Truman State University Press.
Rader, Dean. (2014) Landscape Portrait Figure Form. Omnidawn.
Rader, Dean. (2011) Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI. University of Texas Press.
- Awards & Distinctions
Guggenheim Fellowship Winner, 2019