Showcase Reading: Rosebud Ben-Oni & Megan Fernandes

Kray Hall  |  Tuesday  |  May 7  |  7-9pm  |  Free with RSVP

Reading and conversation: 7-8pm | Refreshments: 8-9pm

Rosebud Ben-Oni and Megan Fernandes, whose highly acclaimed books were published during the pandemic, will have a conversation about the challenges of writing in that time. This event is part of the celebration of the 28th Poets House Showcase: Books of the Pandemic.

About the Poets:

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of the Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery (2021), which received a starred review in Booklist and was a Finalist for the 2021 National Jewish Book Award in PoetryShe is also the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019) and the chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears online in Black Warrior Review (2020), in honor of the periodic table’s 150th Birthday.

Megan Fernandes is the author of I Do Everything I’m Told (Tin House, 2023), and Good Boys (Tin House, 2020). She is a finalist for the Kundiman Poetry Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Common, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. An associate professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College, Fernandes lives in New York City.