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Poet, cultural critic, professor, University of San Francisco
Dean Rader, a professor at the University of San Francisco, has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and popular and visual culture. His debut collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize, and his most recent collection, Landscape Portrait Figure Form, was named by the Barnes & Noble Review as one of the Best Books of Poetry for 2013. He recently edited 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry, which is currently #1 on the Small Press Distribution Poetry Bestseller List. He writes reviews and columns for The Huffington Post, The Rumpus,and The San Francisco Chronicle the most notable of which is the now famous/infamous “10 Greatest Poets” project. To read more of Dean's columns and to buy his books, visit him on Red Room.