June’s Readers

We’re so thrilled to present these emerging talents at our upcoming Emerging Writers Series reading! It’s the last one of the season. Please join us! 

Rachel Allen is the assistant managing editor at Guernica. Her work has appeared in Full Stop, The Fanzine, Nerve, Guernica, and Mask. She lives in Brooklyn.

Kate Doyle is MFA candidate in fiction at NYU. Her work has been featured in No Tokens Journal, Meridian, Franklin Electric Reading Series, and NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series.

Hillary Ferguson is a New York City-based poet and writer. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry and fiction at The New School and a staff writer for recruiter.com. Her work has appeared in the Roanoke Review, Politics and Poems, and elsewhere. She can be found @Hillary_Ferg.

Umair Kazi grew up in Karachi, Pakistan and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In previous incarnations, he was a law student and  a ship-chandler’s water-clerk (like Conrad’s hero, without the heroism). He is currently completing his MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. His translations of Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz are forthcoming in Circumference: Poetry in Translation and Pleiades. You can find him on Twitter @NightColander.

Uzodinma Okehi spent 2 years handing out zines on the subway. Wasn’t as fun as he thought. His work has appeared in Pank, Hobart, Bartleby Snopes, and many, many other places, no doubt, you’ve never heard of. He has an MFA in writing from New York University. He lives in Brooklyn. His son is 8 yrs old, smiles a lot, (too much?), and will absolutely, cross you over and drain a jumper in your face.

Julia Phillips’s fiction has appeared in The Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Toast, and The Rumpus, and is forthcoming in Confrontation. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and Fulbright fellow in creative writing.