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All We Have in Common: The First Time | ft. Siri Imani & Scott Holzman

  • Chase Public 2868 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45225 United States (map)

“Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the
seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.”
- from “Elegy in Joy” by Muriel Rukeyser

Chase Public is very excited to introduce you to a new reading series highlighting Cincinnati Poets - All We Have in Common, presented by Cincinnati Poet Laureate Manuel Iris. It is our great honor to host the first reading in this series, where the focus will be, appropriately, “The First Time.” We will be hearing from feature readers Siri Imani of Triiibe LLC, and Chase Public Executive Director Scott Holzman. The mic will also be open to anyone interested in reading their own original work that relates to the theme. 


All We Have in Common is a monthly poetry reading series created and hosted by the Cincinnati Poet Laureate Manuel Iris, with the intention of using the power of poetry to bring people of any social status, skin color, race, religion, sexual preference, nationality, or any other kind of diversity together on the basis of empathy and human understanding. Here is how it works:

This is a nomadic poetry reading series: we don’t have an official venue. Readings will be held in a different space each month. Sometimes, they will be held in non-traditional spaces like Laundromats, gas stations or parking lots. 

Each poetry reading will be centered on one central theme (family, love, fear, etc). The Featured Poets and the Open Mic participants should try to read/perform poems around that central theme.

Each Poetry reading will have 2 feature poets and two Open Mic sessions. (Open Mic+Featured poet+Open Mic+Featured poet).
Poetry readings are the first Friday of every month (except this one!) and start at 7:00 pm

IMPORTANT: All We Have in Common” is dedicated to providing inclusive, harassment-free experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or lack thereof.

We expect performers, guests, and hosts to fully comply with these ideals. If you are harassed, or if you witness harassment, please contact the organizers immediately. AWHIC reserves the right to determine the appropriate response, including but not limited to expelling individuals from events, and prohibiting their future attendance.

Don’t be hurtful or mean—be considerate and respectful.
Scott Holzman is a co-coordinator of this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at: AND 


Chase Public
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225

Saturday, July 7th
Doors 7:0
Reading 7:30


Free, Donations encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B shunned with great contempt.