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Dean Rader Reviews Go On for the Kenyon Review

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Check out this gem of a review by the very fine poet Dean Rader.

American Fix

Dug the truck out of Phil's garage but didn't know where Phil had gone.
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Enough love and song on the byways enough coming to grips.
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Before I could tell another's lie I was lying in it.

from Go On (Parlor Press, 2016)
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The gorgeous cover of Go On. Cover design by David Blakesley. Cover image: Rebecca Hoenig. "Grandma's Game." 1998. Mixed media.

Go On is now available for purchase from Parlor Press or Amazon.

GO ON: Launch Events

I'm looking forward to reading from my forthcoming poetry collection, Go On, at these upcoming events:

Offsite Free Verse Editions Reading
AWP Conference
February 9, 2017, 5:30 pm
Courtyard Washington Embassy Row
1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Wordsmiths Reading Series
Bucks County Community College
With J.C. Todd
Newtown, PA
February 20, 2017, 1 pm

Cambridge Public Library
With Ruth Lepson and Celia Gilbert
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 19, 2017
Details TBA

Hope to see you there!

Fall Reading Series

I'm really excited about the reading series that I'm co-directing with poet Christopher Bursk at Bucks County Community College. If you're local, I hope to see you there!

Bucks County Community College is pleased to announce its Wordsmiths Reading Series schedule for Fall 2016:
Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., Zlock Performing Arts Center
Li-Young Lee with Vida Chu


Friday, November 13, 2 p.m., Orangery
40th Annual Bucks County Poet Laureate Reading


Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Gallagher Room
Richard Blanco with Winners of the LGBT Youth Poetry Prize

Saturday, December 3 – Writers' Conference, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gallagher Room
Featuring Richard Blanco, President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Poet and benefiting The Rainbow Room, Attic Center, and Galaei

The Wordsmiths Reading Series is sponsored by the College’s Cultural Programming Committee. Events are free and open to the community, and held at the College's Newtown Campus. For more information contact Chris Bursk: 2…

Bucks County Launches Search for the Next Poet Laureate

Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred

I'm so pleased and honored that “Soledad,” a lyric sequence that I co-authored with Elizabeth Savage, was selected by Elizabeth Robinson as the winning poem for the Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred.

Here's the link to the 21st annual Festival of Faiths taking place now in Louisville, KY. Our poem will be performed later today (time tba): Festival of Faiths

Our sequence will be published in the winter issue of Parabola. Here's a sneak peek:


Soledad
In which the sun as bright as an orb (which it was)
as sparks flew or spurs from disappointment’s—
that was all as she drove listening lone survivor
not a song but a lyric ran through it
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When the dead are lost in the sun—who are you
praying for? once they blazed a path
once they burned and the sparks blink
behind in effort what survives the lyric
some small night holds wilder nouns
in alien calm one winter psalm
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an alien calmness engulfs an edge wraps round
the wilder brush
beyond effort’s saving sparks blind crush
while

The lives that include us | Jacket2

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A review I wrote with Kasey Jueds on Randall Potts' brilliant book, Trickster.

New Work by Elizabeth Savage

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Buy. This. Book. Then spread the word.

YEW

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Please check out the GORGEOUS new (mini-)issue of YEW.

Kenyon Review

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Check out my review of Daniel Mark Epstein's New and Selected on Kenyon Review Online.

Colorado Review

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Can't wait to read the new issue of Colorado Review! Here's my new poem that appears in it.

Spring Reading Series

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I'm really excited about the reading series that I'm co-directing with poet Christopher Bursk at Bucks County Community College. If you're local, I hope to see you there!

Bucks County Community College is pleased to announce its Wordsmiths Reading Series schedule for Spring 2016:
Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Orangery
Dean Rader and Elizabeth Savage


Dean Rader’s debut collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His recent collection Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn) was named by the Barnes & Noble Review as one of the Best Books of Poetry of the year. He was won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2015 George Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America. Rader is a professor of English at the University of San Francisco and the editor of the 2014 anthology 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. His forthcoming collection, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, will appear in 2016 from Copper Canyon.

Elizabeth Savage is author of…