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Poetry: Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, Charles Gabel

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Ave Cincinnati, OH, 45223 (map)

Chase Public is proud to host readings from Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, and Charles Gabel. 


Sho Sugita - is on a reading tour for Spiral Staircase: Collected Poems of Hirato Renkichi

Once called “the Marinetti of Japan,” Hirato Renkichi produced a unique brand of Futurism from the late 1910s and early 1920s through poetry, criticism, and guerrilla performance. Contributing to the earliest productions of Japanese avant-garde poetry, his aggressive experimentation with speed, spatialization, and performability would later influence what became a lively community of Dadaist and Surrealist writers in pre-war Japan.

About Spiral Staircase, musician and writer David Grubbs writes: “Translator Sho Sugita’s ingenious handling of the high-impact, anxiously mutating poetry of Hirato Renkichi… brings into sharp focus a momentous, of-the-moment figure little known in the English-speaking world.” 

Sho Sugita lives in Matsumoto, Japan. His recent poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in VOLT, Poems by Sunday, Chicago Review, 6x6, Lana Turner, Paperbag, A Perimeter, and Asymptote.

Audrey Patterson - 

Charles Gabel - (b. 1986) is a poet living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pieces of his manuscript Oracular Organism can be found in Dreginald, New Delta Review, Portable Boog Reader, and The Journal Petra.


Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, February 15th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Donations encouraged for traveling writers / Buy some books.

BYOB, Respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

Earlier Event: February 11
Consent Workshop