Robert Fernandez is the author of the poetry collections We Are Pharaoh and Pink Reef, both from Canarium Books, and of a book of images,Pearls Before Swine. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poet Series. His poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Hambone, Mandorla, The Claudius App, and elsewhere. He is the Distinguished Paul W. Reynolds and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Endowed Chair in Poetry at the University of Nebraska Kearney. With Blake Bronson-Bartlett, he is working on translations of Mallarmé.