Megan Fernandes

India Downes-Le Guin

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

Her most 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 next book of poetry, I Do Everything I’m Told, will be published by Tin House in summer 2023.

Fernandes is an Assistant Professor of English and the Writer-in-Residence at Lafayette College 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. She is also a book reviewer for the Poetry Foundation and teaches in the low-residency Pan-European MFA program at Cedar Crest College.