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Poetry: Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, Charles Gabel

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Ave Cincinnati, OH, 45223 (map)
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Chase Public is proud to host readings from Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, and Charles Gabel. 

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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.

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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