Dr. Dean Rader

California, United States

Member Since: 08/28/2018

Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize & Landscape Portrait Figure Form, was named by The Barnes & Noble Review as a Best Poetry Book for 2013. His collection Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry will be published in 2016 by Copper Canyon.  He is the editor of 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry (2014), and he writes and reviews regularly for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Rumpus, and The Huffington Post. His 2012 columns on the 10 Greatest Poets were covered by The New Yorker and The New York Times. He is a professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of San Francisco, where he won the University’s Distinguished Research Award in 2011. 


Website: http://deanrader.com

Twitter Username: @deanrader


  • Works & Days (Winner 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize) , Truman State University Press (2010)
  • Landscape/Portrait/Figure/Form , Omnidawn (2014)
  • Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry , Copper Canyon (February 1, 2017)
  • 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry , 99: The Press (July 2014)


  • T. S. Eliot Prize(2010)
  • Writer's League of Texas Book Award for Poetry(2010)
  • Best Poetry Books of 2013(2013)
  • Poetry Society of America's George Bogin Award(2015)


  • Professor and Chair, Department of English at University of San Francisco (August 2001 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature-Poetry-Translation from State University of New York at Binghamton (December 1995)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry