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Oct.19.2010
The Readers Review
By Mary Ellen Hannibal Dean Rader’s day job is teaching at USF; the kaleidoscopic purview of his interests and accomplishments move far beyond the academy.  Dean’s first book of poetry, Works & Days, won the 2010 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize. MEH: How did you become a poet, and how do you stay one while working as an English professor? Academic protocols are...
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Dec.20.2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Best poetry books of 2009   Dean Rader, Special to the Chronicle The Selected Poems of Wallace Stevens, edited by John N. Serio (Knopf; 327 pages; $30). A gorgeous and generous selection from the most important American poet of the previous century. Stand in awe at the bling in Stevens' first book, "Harmonium," but linger longer on his final...
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Oct.07.2009
POOL: A Journal of Poetry
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Aug.22.2009
San Francisco Chronicle
The most interesting project in American poetry isn't really an American project. The Earthworks initiative is an award-winning series of poetry collections by contemporary American Indian writers published by Salt Publishing - one of the most well-respected literary presses - in England. With books by some of the field's heaviest hitters - Carter Revard, Gerald...
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Aug.22.2009
Common Ground Review
Talking Points for Love Poem                                                                                              for Jill Ramsey • And the way the light crawls up the side of the sky at dawn; • the room [the sky] when...
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Jul.10.2008
DMQ Review
Follow the url below to the magazine's website to read the poems: http://www.dmqreview.com/SpringSum08/index2.html 
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Jun.27.2008
Crab Creek Review
from The Crab Creek Review, Spring/Summer, 2008Winner, Crab Creek Poetry Prize Frog Loses Sleep Puzzling over Parallel Universes                 It was not the fear of nightmares or starchy sheetsThat pulled Frog from his bed, into night’s exhaling,And onto the grass in front of his house,Where he fixed his attention on everything skyward. The heavens ratcheted...
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Jun.27.2008
Bay Area Newsgroup
Few narratives are more fabricated than the story of a human life.    When life stories get dramatized on a larger stage, though, as with Margaret Seltzer’s (aka Margaret B. Jones) recently exposed memoir, Love and Consequences, we find ourselves in an entirely different theater.      Big lies equal feelings of big betrayal.    No one who watched Oprah Winfrey...
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Jun.27.2008
San Francisco Chronicle
The Making of a Sonnet A Norton Anthology Edited by Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland Norton; 510 pages; $35 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ... The world is too much with us. ... Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?... Batter my heart, three-personed God. ... If winter comes, can Spring be far behind? ... pity this busy monster, manunkind. ... Death...