Collections published by Writer’s Foundry faculty appeared on a list of best new poetry books in Vogue magazine earlier this month.
Megan Fernandes and Alicia Mountain – professors in the Brooklyn Campus’ creative writing M.F.A. program – were two of eight writers with recent or upcoming releases highlighted in the April 4 piece.
Fernandes’ upcoming poetry collection, “I Do Everything I’m Told,” releases on June 20. It explores longing, loss and desire, among other themes, with an adventurous spirit. Poems are set in cities spanning the globe, including Shanghai, Palermo and Los Angeles.
Phillip B. Williams, author of “Mutiny,” says: “Fernandes writes, making of wonder itself a journey beyond the veil where death, violence, and uncertainty herald revision, witness, and love.”
Writer-in-residence and associate professor of English at Lafayette College, Fernandes’ “Good Boys” was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize in 2020.
Mountain’s “Four in Hand” was released on April 4 and is comprised of four heroic crowns of sonnets. Her work tackled the mental health crisis, the “collective complicity” of late-stage capitalism and more.
Mountain won the Iowa Poetry Prize for her debut collection “High Ground Coward” in 2018.