Poetry Reading: Good Boys by Megan Fernandes


Please help us celebrate the publication of Good Boys by Megan Fernandes. At this poetry reading, she will be joined by Emily Jungmin Yoon, Richie Hofmann, and Lisa Hiton.

Megan Fernandes is a writer and academic living in New York City. She is the author of The Kingdom and After. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Tin House, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Boston Review, Rattle, Pank, the Common, Guernica, the Academy of American Poets, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. She is a poetry reader for The Rumpus. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College and 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.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, 2017), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize, and A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, 2018). Her poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, POETRY, The Literary Review, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, The Home School in Miami, the Aspen Institute, New York University, the University of Chicago, and Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In 2017, she received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She currently serves as the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is a PhD student in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago.

Richie Hofmann is the author of a collection of poems, Second Empire (2015). He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems appear in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the New Republic, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He has received scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He earned a B.A. from Boston University, an M.F.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Emory University, where he has held the Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. He is a book reviews editor for Kenyon Review and writes criticism for the Los Angeles Review of Books. A 2017-19 Wallace Stegner Fellow, he was recently named Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.

Lisa Hiton is a poet and filmmaker from Deerfield, IL. Her first book of poems, Afterfeast, was selected by Mary Jo Bang to win the Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in New South, Linebreak, The Paris-American, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and LAMBDA Literary among others. She's the author of the chapbook, Variation on Testimony (CutBank Literary). She is the senior poetry editor for The Adroit Journal. She is an editorial associate at Write the World where she hosts two series blogs, "Reading Like a Writer" and "The Write Place."

Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Good Boys: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793408
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Published: Tin House Books - February 18th, 2020

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