[Poetry Friday] The Poetic Genius That is Dean Rader: Poems from “Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry”

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Fats here.

Yesterday, I picked up four new poetry books from our shelves. I browsed each book last night before I went to bed, and I was struck by the last one. I love the title and cover of Dean Rader’s Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry. This is his second full-length poetry collection. I am happy to share two of his poems from this collection.

Published by Copper Canyon Press (2017)
ISBN-10: 1556595085
ISBN-13: 978-1556595080


Poetry Friday round-up
is hosted today by Donna at Mainely Write.


Below is an excerpt
(or what constitutes 3/4 of the poem).

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The poem below appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle after the November 2016 elections.

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If you like what you’ve read and/or wish to know more about Dean Raber, his published books, and his other writings (poems, essays, and columns), check out Dean Raber’s website.

  1. I have to say I really liked the first poem – something about the asides and changes that were like my random thinking and speaking sometimes when I just want to try out sounds or when I’m trying to get at what I really want to say. Thanks for sharing these!

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  2. Thank you for sharing the poems. I find them very interesting pieces, both different and engaging.

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