November 6, 2015

A Graphic Poem

 

Soft Rains #1

 

Soft Rains #2

 

Soft Rains #3

 

Soft Rains #4

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poem from Rattle #45, Fall 2014

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John Philip Johnson’sThere Have Come Soft Rains” originally appeared in our 2014 Poets of Faith issue. John has been working with a group of talented illustrators, including Marvel Comics legend Bob Hall, and Julian Peters, whose work appears above, to create a book of graphic poetry, which is available at his website. We published the title poem from that book, “Stairs Appear in a Whole Outside of Town,” in comic form in 2014.

Julian Peters is currently working on a 24-page comic adaption of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” which can be previewed at his website, where you’ll also find full comic versions of many great poems, including Rimbaud’s “The Drunken Boat,” Seamus Heaney’s “The Given Note,” and more.

November 1, 2014

A Graphic Poem

 

Stairs Appear #1

 

Stairs Appear #2

 

Stairs Appear #3

 

Stairs Appear #4

 

Stairs Appear #5

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poem from Rattle #38, Winter 2012

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Editor’s Note: John Philip Johnson’s “Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” originally appeared in our 2012 Speculative Poetry issue. Since then, John has teamed up with a group of extremely talented illustrators, including Marvel Comics legend Bob Hall, and internet phenom Julian Peters, whose work appears above, to create a book of graphic poetry. “Stairs Appear” is just one of many stunning surreal poems that has been put through this collaborative treatment, bridging the worlds of poetry and comics, now available in print at his website.