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Poem by Professor Monica Ferrell Published in The New Yorker

“Infancy” was published in this week’s print edition.

The New Yorker published “Infancy,” by poet and novelist Monica Ferrell, in its June 6, 2022 issue. The Department Chair and Professor of Creative Writing is also the 2022-2024 Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor.

Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and Believer Book Award in Poetry.

Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, was a finalist for the Asian American Writers Workshop Prize in Poetry and won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize.

She has been recognized with residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize.

She was born in New Delhi, India.

You can listen to Ferrell read her poem at