John Lane

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Episode 47: Dean Rader


Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian Studies, and visual culture. His poetry has garnered a number of awards and recognitions including the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His newest collection of poetry, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, was recently published by Copper Canyon Press.

As a poet, scholar, teacher, and writer/reviewer for a number of periodicals and journals, Dean does not shy away from the socio-political issues of our day. He recently wrote about teaching poetry post-truth and post-Trump for the Huffington Post and was interviewed by the Washington Post on the convergence of poetry and politics.

A native of Western Oklahoma, he is now based in San Francisco where he is professor of English at the University of San Francisco.

COMING SOON: Dean and I are planning another conversation to dive deeper into discussions about the intersection of art and politics. We also plan to examine some of the crossroads of our disciplines. 

Cover art from  Self-Portrait As Wikipedia Entry

Cover art from Self-Portrait As Wikipedia Entry




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