Join us at Chase Public for a reading of poetry organized by Mark Mendoza. We’ll be hearing from cris cheek, Isaac Pickell, Cathy Wagner, and Aaren Yandrich. We will not be making any date-relevant star wars jokes. I promise.
cris cheek - is a documentary performance writer, sound composer and photographer. He worked alongside Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths with the Consortium of London Presses in the mid 1970s to run a thriving open access print shop for indie poets. In 1981 he co-founded a collective movement-based performance resource in the east end of London at Chisenhale Dance Space, working with choreographers, musicians and performance artists to make interdisciplinary collaborations. cris taught Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995-2002), played music with Sianed Jones and Philip Jeck as Slant, collaborated on site-responsive works about value and recycling with Things Not Worth Keeping and has been a professor at Miami University in Ohio since 2005, currently living in Cincinnati. Most recent publications are the church, the school, the beer (Critical Documents, 2007), part: short life housing (The Gig, 2009) and pickles & jams (BlazeVOX Books, 2017).
Isaac Pickell - is a two-time college dropout and current PhD student studying poetry and other things at Wayne State University in Detroit. As of July, 2017, Isaac had made unrectified mistakes in all 50 states.
Cathy Wagner - is awful of four books of ponemes. She has a son, a cat and a cathy to take care of. And a house and stuffing, and a car and burning. She works at Miami University and she lives in Nuffsaid.
Aaren Yandrich’s unpublished work has been variously boxed away, both on the page and in cardboard. It ranges from unhinged lyric poetry to idiosyncratic short stories to furtive videos. It is, where once in an epiphanical youth moment described as “the deformation of movements,” interested in subtlety, anti-nouns and crushing the Buberian I/You split.
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
Friday, May 4th
Doors - 7:30
Reading - 8:00
Free - donations encouraged
BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.