April’s Readers

We are so thrilled to present the following talents at our Emerging Writers Series on Friday, April 29th. Please join us for a night of excellent poetry and prose, $8 whiskies, and other fun! 

Caitlin Barasch recently graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English & Creative Writing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Hobart, Word Riot, DIAGRAM, OnEarth, and Electric Literature. She currently lives in Manhattan and interns for Selected Shorts.  

Kavita Das worked in the social change sector for fifteen years on issues ranging from homelessness to public health disparities to most recently, racial justice. She now focuses on writing nonfiction and fiction about culture, race, social change, feminism, and their intersections. Her work has been published in VIDA, McSweeney’s, The Atlantic, Apogee Journal, Guernica, The Rumpus, NBC News Asian America, The Margins, The Feminist Wire, The Aerogram, Colorlines, Thought Catalog, and The Sun. 

Terry Edmonds is a New York corporate speechwriter who for more than 40 years has quietly nurtured a love for poetic expression alongside a professional writing career that has taken him from the projects of Baltimore to the highest levels of government and the business world. His first book, published in 1989 by Baltimore’s Apathy Press was titled Thank God for the Lowlife. The poem, as so many of his others do, reflects his commitment to spiritual values too often overlooked or discarded in the rush of modern life. 

Carrie Hohmann teaches creative writing and composition at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in poetry from New York University and is the author of the chapbook incongruent: someday (dancing girl press, 2014). Carrie lives on a 10-acre farm in Northwestern, PA, with her husband and a menagerie of animals.

Alexander Pines grew up in Michigan and can’t stop writing about it. He’ll graduate from Columbia University in May with a degree in writing and American Studies as long as he doesn’t fail gym class, and this fall he’ll be joining the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program for an MFA. His essays, journalism, and criticism have been published in or are forthcoming from The Rumpus, VICE, Mic., as well as Columbia’s undergraduate literary magazine The Blue and White. He is currently at work on a longer piece of nonfiction about trans and queer bodies, American urban ruins, and horror films.

Mark de Silva is the author of the debut novel Square Wave, released by Two Dollar Radio in February of 2016. He holds degrees in philosophy from Brown (AB) and Cambridge (PhD). Having served for several years on the editorial staff of the New York Times’s opinion pages, and then as an editor at Aeon Magazine, he now freelances for the paper’s Sunday magazine. He is also a contributing editor at 3:AM Magazine. His writing has appeared in these publications, as well as in Guernica, the New Inquiry, the Collagist, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.