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.