English — Honors Program in the Humanities
Dean  Rader

Dean Rader


Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture, and he teaches regularly in all of these areas. His most recent collection of poems, Landscape Portrait Figure Formwas named by the Barnes & Noble Review as one of the best poetry books of 2013. His scholarly 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, and his 2010 collection of poems, Works & Days, won the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His edited collection, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry reached #1 on the Small Press Distribution Poetry Bestseller List. His forthcoming collection of poems, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. He is the recipient of USF's Distinguished Research Award for 2011, and he is funnier than his photo might suggest. 

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