April 1st Readers!

We're back again, this time on a Saturday! We're so pleased to present the following six emerging talents on Saturday, April 1st, at Bar Thalia:


Cat Batsios is from Flint, MI, and for the purposes of her poetry, thinks of her city as Atlantis. She's been published in a couple journals, and has done some writer workshop things, but mostly just writes to de-normalize the notion of simplifying and dehumanizing an entire population of people based on who they are and where they live [Read: Flint]. Her marketable skills include teaching poetry to minors, teaching poetry as subversion, and talking shit.

Adam Dalva is a graduate of NYU's MFA Program, where he was a Veterans Writing Workshop Fellow. He was an Associate Fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. He teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers, and his work has been published by The Millions, Tin House, Guernica, The Guardian, and others. He is also a dealer of French 18th Century antiques. You can find his writing at adamdalva.com.

Chanice Hughes-Greenberg is a poet, Capricorn, & chic cat lady living in Bed-Stuy. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010 with a BFA in Writing & hails from upstate New York by way of Long Island. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caketrain, Correspondence, Art Observed, Packet Biweekly, Horse Less Review & Big Lucks. She is the Membership & Direct Mail Coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, & drinks rosé year round. You can find her at: http://chanicehughesgreenberg.com.

Geeta Tewari was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned a BA from Cornell University, a law degree from Fordham Law School, and will receive an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University in May 2017. She has been published in Narrative Magazine, The Boston Globe, Mom Egg Review, and Ibbetson Street Magazine, and has received Honorable Mentions for her stories from Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, and Glimmer Train. In 2013, she studied poetry at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and in 2016 she received a fiction merit scholarship to attend the NY State Summer Writer’s Institute. She teaches a creative writing course at Columbia University titled “Sensuality in Scene." More information can be found at www.geetatewari.com.

Daniel Tompkins was raised in Virginia and languished in the Army for several years before completing a degree in creative writing at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn with his dog, Chewie, who is very cross-eyed.

Helen Zuman’s memoir, MATING IN CAPTIVITY (in which a Harvard grad joins a cult, learns its mating rituals, endures exile, and, finally, mates in the wild) will be available in paperback in May 2018, via She Writes Press – provided her Kickstarter succeeds! Want to influence the rising action? Go here! Or, for thoughts on purpose, meaning, gift, coercion, social nourishment, and the catastrophe of industrial civilization, visit her blog at helenzuman.com.