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San Francisco Poetry

Three Books of Poems You Should Have Read in 2014

Dean Rader | Posted 03.30.2015 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

However, my focus is not on any of these collections, but rather on three recent books by Bay Area Poets that not only deserve to be part of this larger literary conversation but are among the best books of 2014. If you missed them last year, I have good news--2015 is young.

Ring in the New Year With Ringing New Poetry

Dean Rader | Posted 03.19.2013 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For those of you who have read more poetry! as one of your New Year's resolutions, I have good news. Under review are four notable books of poems by Bay Area writers that were published in the latter half of 2012.

Fall Is Here, So Is the Best of Bay Area Poetry

Dean Rader | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

Let's admit it: We want transformation. The same goes for books. Bring on the pumpkins and yellow leaves you say? Unpack the footballs and sweaters? And while you're at it, why not bust out some poems? Well, so be it!

Politics And Poetry: Do They Really Ever Meet In America?

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For Pablo Neruda in Chile in the 1930s, a poem was a more powerful vehicle than a newspaper, but in America in 2011, a prose piece in the Times gives not only a wider audience but a level of credibility a poem might not.

PHOTOS: Local Photographer And Poet Explore SF In 'City, Speak To Me'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

Jackson Square's La Boutique l'Art et la Mode knows a thing or two about collaboration. Since its opening in 2010, the avant garde clothing boutique h...