Visual Poetry: Robert Fernandez

from Pearls Before Swine


Can’t You See

CAN'T YOU SEE
Text: from “Boom­Bap­Boom” (1996), DJ Icey; Image: from The Portland Vase


Black Surfboard of the Divine

BLACK SURFBOARD OF THE DIVINE
Image: from Albion Rose (circa 1796), William Blake


Fresh Beauty

FRESH BEAUTY
Text: from “Bright Jewels of the Mine” (1934), Albert Ramsay; Image: Albert Ramsay prospecting in Australia


Like Grace to the Hopeless

LIKE GRACE TO THE HOPELESS
Image: Portrait of Fredrich Hölderlin (1792), Franz Carl Hiemer


My Gentle Faith

MY GENTLE FAITH
Text: René Depestre, from “Ballad of a Little Lamp” (1967)


Pain Stilling Us

PAIN STILLING US
Text: Martin Heidegger


Smeared Laughter I

SMEARED LAUGHTER I
Image: Emily Dickinson


Smeared Laughter II

SMEARED LAUGHTER II












Robert_Fernandez-processedRobert Fernandez is the author of We Are Pharaoh and Pink Reef (both Canarium), and is co-translator of Azure (Wesleyan, fall 2015), poems of Stéphane Mallarmé. His poems have appeared in Poetry, A Public Space, Hambone, and elsewhere.

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