Dean Rader publishes widely in the fields of poetry, visual culture, and Indigenous Studies. His scholarly books include Engaged Resistance: Contemporary American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI (University of Texas Press, 2011), which won the Beatrice Medicine Award for Excellence in American Indian Scholarship and Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2001, edited with Janice Gould). He also curated a special issue of Sentence devoted to contemporary Indigenous prose poetry. Rader’s most recent collection of poems is Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry (Copper Canyon), a finalist for both the Northern California Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award. He also co-edited Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon Press). He is a professor at the University of San Francisco and was recently awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
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