Megan Fernandes is a poet and academic. She received her PhD in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the poetry editor of the anthology STRANGERS IN PARIS (Tightrope Books) and is the author of two poetry chapbooks: ORGAN SPEECH (Corrupt Press) and SOME CITRUS MAKES ME BLUE (Dancing Girl Press). She has been published or has work forthcoming in the Boston Review, Guernica, Memorious, Rattle, Black Lawrence Press, Redivider, and the California Journal of Poetics, among others. Her first full length manuscript, THE KINGDOM AND AFTER, was published in March 2015. In the fall of 2015, she will be an Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College.