Dean Rader

Dean Rader has authored or coauthored eleven books, including Works & Days, winner of the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize, Landscape Portrait Figure Form, named a Best Book of the Year by the Barnes & Noble Review, and Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and the Northern California Book Award. Recent work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, BOMB, Ploughshares, Poetry Review (UK), and Best of the Net. His writing has been supported by fellowships from Princeton University, Harvard University, the Headlands Center for the Arts and the MacDowell Foundation. In 2019, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and in 2021, he was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Award from the National Book Critics Circle. His next book is a collection of poems that enter into conversation with Cy Twombly’s drawings and paintings. That collection, Beyond the Borderless, which will feature Twombly’s images alongside the poems, is forthcoming in 2022 from Copper Canyon. Rader is a professor at the University of San Francisco.

Photo by Jill Ramsey.