Megan Fernandes Poetry Reading

Fernandes will read from her third book of poetry, I Do Everything I'm Told (Tin House, 2023) on Monday, June 26, 4-6pm in Dartmouth Hall 105.

Free copies of Fernandes' I Do Everything I'm Told will be available on a first come first serve basis. Read Kamran Javadizadeh's review of I Do Everything I'm Told in this week's issue of The New Yorker.

Megan Fernandes is a writer living in NYC. She was born in Canada and raised in the Philadelphia area. Her family are East African Goans. At Lafayette College, Fernandes is an Associate Professor of English and the Writer-in-Residence where she teaches courses on poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical theory. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA in poetry from Boston University.

Fernandes has work published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, Chicago Review, Boston Review, Rattle, PANK, The Common, Guernica, the Academy of American Poets, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among others.

Her recent book of poetry, Good Boys, was a finalist for the Kundiman Book Prize, the Saturnalia Book Prize, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was published with Tin House Books in February 2020. Her third book of poetry, I Do Everything I'm Told, will be published by Tin House in summer 2023.

This event is sponsored by the Charles and Elfriede Collis Professorship in History and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. It is the first of a new Asian American Ampersand Series with support from the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective and the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association.