123.1: Robert Andrew Perez:: late summer & hailing clouds & asperatus
19 November 2012
These three poems by Robert Andrew Perez are lyric meditations with punch and pop. Each poem coheres strangely and wonderfully line-by-line, but his speaker dexterously balances the sublime impressions of careful and focused thought with a small dose of the idiosyncratic. Take “hailing clouds,” a poem about the challenging task of sky-gazing while the mind drifts in and out of various points of contemplation. Unable to suppress his own offending Adam (Sorry, couldn’t resist!), the speaker insults the sky: