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Tongue Out (Beginning with a Line by the Painter Francis Bacon)

Poetry Robert Fernandez

I like the dog; it looks / As if it’s just lying there

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No. 19

No. 19


Robert Fernandez is the author of We Are Pharaoh and Pink Reef, both from Canarium Books. With the poet Mary Hickman, he edits Black Rainbow Editions. He lives in Iowa City.


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