Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Hollywood, Florida, Robert Fernandez is the author of the poetry collections We Are Pharaoh (Canarium, 2011), Pink Reef (Canarium, 2013), and Scarecrow (Wesleyan, 2016). His translations of Colombia’s José Asunción Silva and Haiti’s Félix Morisseau-Leroy (with Blake Bronson-Bartlett) have appeared in the Chicago Review and the Brooklyn Rail’s InTranslation series, and his poems have appeared in the New Republic, Poetry, Boston ReviewConjunctionsA Public Space, and elsewhere. He was selected, by Robyn Schiff, as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of a Yaddo residency. In 2014 he served as an editor for the PEN Poetry Series. He is co-translator (with Blake Bronson-Bartlett) of Azure (Wesleyan, 2015), poems by Stéphane Mallarmé.