Poetry-in-the-Round hosts poet Megan Fernandes on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. ET in a free online event.
Megan Fernandes is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Good Boys (Tin House Books, 2020), which was a finalist for the Kundiman Book Prize, the Saturnalia Book Prize, and the Paterson Poetry Prize.
Of Good Boys, the Los Angeles Review of Books writes, "In poems that fizz with both irony and vulnerability, Fernandes points out that sometimes being ‘good' simply means being obedient . . . Yet, the poems also remind us that it can be dangerous to consider submission a form of love."
Fernandes's work has been published in many magazines, including The New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, Boston Review, The Common, Guernica, and by the Academy of American Poets. She earned a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is an assistant professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College. She lives in New York City.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please click here to register.
About the Series:
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Jennifer Egan, Susan Choi, Dinaw Mengestu, Ben Lerner, Christine Schutt, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offill, Gary Shteyngart, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Karen Russell, Alexandra Kleeman, Helen Phillips, Major Jackson, Deborah Eisenberg, Susan Orlean, Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Russell Banks, C.K. Williams, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community.