Megan Fernandes holds her Hoff Award during the event.“Shanghai,” a poem written by Assistant Professor of English Megan Fernandes, was published in the print edition of the July 6 & 13 issue of The New Yorker.

Fernandes, who is also the author of the poetry collection Good Boys, is known for defying the traditional boundaries of poetry. She was an artist-in-residence in Shanghai for three months last year.

I fell in love many times these months
with certain evenings,
the city awash in green Neptune light.
When I was low, I was low.
And the city welcomed it, wrestled
a steady heat from my melancholy.”

Read the full poem here.

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