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Heartland Home | Sarah Strickley's "No Consolation" Book Release
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Heartland Home | Sarah Strickley's "No Consolation" Book Release

HEARTLAND HOME

Is home where the heart is, or does our art tell us that it might live somewhere else? Join us for a one-of-a-kind event that explores ideas of home from the perspective of a range of writers, visual artists, journalists, and musicians with connections to the Cincinnati area. Attendees will enjoy readings by the poets, Lisa Ampleman, Les Kay, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Kristi Maxwell, and Linwood Rumney. In the category of visual arts, Libby Birkley and Erika Johns will walk visitors through their conceptions of home.

Editors Bob Strickley (from The Cincinnati Enquirer) and Suzanne McQuade (of The Cincinnati Anthology) will speak in conversation about the experience of presenting the identity of Cincinnati to audiences who may disagree about its core truths.

Cincinnati-native Sarah Anne Strickley will read a story of home from her new collection of fiction, and the folk-rock band, No Consolation, will close the event with a performance evocative of, as the writer Jane Austen once memorably phrased it, the “real comfort” of home.

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Debut: Cullen / Meade / Shokoohe / Sparks / Swartsell
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Debut: Cullen / Meade / Shokoohe / Sparks / Swartsell

Monuments are made for significant firsts, and this is one.

Chase Public has the great honor to invite you to the debut readings of five wonderful Cincinnatians: Calcagno Cullen, James Meade, Hannah Sparks, Leyla Shokoohe, and Nick Swartsell.

Each reader will give a short reading, so please come! bring your attention and your affirmations! celebrate these brave steps up to the microphone.

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Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots / Ben Sloan / yvette nepper
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots / Ben Sloan / yvette nepper

This is a good one. We are proud to present for you three unique and amazing performances, all under one bill.

Ben Sloan // is a Cincinnati-based percussionist, sound-maker, and educator with the MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra.​ ​In 2017 Ben completed the construction of the Percussion Park, a collection of colorful outdoor percussion instruments located in East Price Hill. He is currently playing with A Delicate Motor and was recently featured as The National's Homecoming Festival's 2018 Artist In Residence. In the past, Ben has performed with artists such as WHY?, The National, Lazy Heart, Elese Daniel, Napoleon Maddox, and Nate Brenner.​ Presently, Sloan is focused inward as he develops solo material in preparation for the PEOPLE Residency and Festival in Berlin later this summer. Ben finds little to no comfort writing bios, and thanks you if you've made it this far.

yvette nepper // lives and writes in the city she loves, Cincinnati, Ohio.

JEFF YOUNG AND PAUL PINTO, PATRIOTS, RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE ON A PLATFORM OF SWIFT AND RIGHTEOUS IMMIGRATION REFORM, LOTS OF JOBS, AND A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT: AN OPERA BY PAUL PINTO AND JEFFREY YOUNG // Created in 2011 as a parody of contemporary politics and politicians, this half-hour piece of music-theatre has become an all-too-real reflection of today's bad behavior surrounding issues of immigration and national identity. Young and Pinto collaboratively created the text, music, and staging, scoring the piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, samples, and lots of cardboard boxes. In …Patriots…, instrumental music alternates with sung and spoken words, zany and humorous topical quips alternate with personal, pointed critiques of the political zeitgeist, fully notated sections merge into structured musical and textual improvisations, and tonal harmonies mix with startling, untraditional musical effects.

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All We Have in Common: The First Time | ft. Siri Imani & Scott Holzman
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

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

“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.

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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

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Do Your Heroes
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Do Your Heroes

Do Your Heroes is an experiment in Open Mic thought process: It invites all interested people to attend and share with the crowd any poems they'd like- so long as they did not write the poems themselves.

So come, read and share the poems you love, the poems that inspire you. Hear what your community members love and are inspired by - talk about it, learn new things. Be exposed to surprise.

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Bitch's Brew
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Bitch's Brew

Your favorite bitches are back in full bitch mode. That's right, Kathy Y., Abiyah, Murray, Yvette, Avril, Elese, AND DJ Apryl Reign will ALL be in the building, on the mic, and on the decks throwing down several rounds of the power of the P(oetry), accented by Apryl's stellar curated music drops between poets and Kathy's comedic capping consisting of a blend of stand-up comedy and playing-the-dozens.

We will also have copies of our recently-released chapbook, 'I Know All the Bitches,' available for purchase for $15 (cash or PayPal). Get you some.

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Traffic and Swap: A Poetic Exchange
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Traffic and Swap: A Poetic Exchange

Six poets have prepared appx. 10 minutes worth of material, and those same six poets will be performing appx. 10 minutes of material - but not their own work. This literary line up’s work has been collected, and randomly re-distributed. Nobody knows who’s work they will be reading, nobody knows who will be reading their work. After all the poets have read - the attribution will be revealed. This isan experiment in the inherent context in the structure of poetry readings. What does it do to the audience to not be certain of authorship? How does removing the poet from the content affect it? How does the aesthetic and identity of the reader of the work inform its meaning to an audience? What does it do to the reader to take extra care to represent work not their own? What does it do to the poet to hear their work presented by another?

The poets:

Sidney Cherie Hilley

Bucky Ignatius

Kendall Jolley

Jon Massey

Sam McCormick

Linwood Rumney

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Reading: Don Peteroy, Phoebe Reeves, Brooks Rexroat
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Reading: Don Peteroy, Phoebe Reeves, Brooks Rexroat

Join us at Chase Public for an evening of fiction! Readings from Don Peteroy, Phoebe Reeves, and Brooks Rexroat who is celebrating the release of his debut collection of stories, “Thrift Store Coats” available from Orson’s Publishing.  

Don Peteroy - is the author of the novella Wally (Burrow Press 2012). His short story “The Circuit Builders” won the 2012 Playboy College Fiction contest (October 2012). Other stories have appeared in Santa Clara Review, Chattahoochee Review, Eleven Eleven, Ellipsis, Cream City Review, Permafrost, and elsewhere. He is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati

Phoebe Reeves earned her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College, and now teaches English at the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College, where she also advises the student literary magazine, East Fork, and runs the Writing Certificate program.
Her chapbook The Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2009.  Her poems have recently appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Drunken Boat, Phoebe, and Memorious. 

Brooks Rexroat was raised near Cincinnati, Ohio at the intersection of the Rust Belt and Appalachia: the crossing point of mountain and farm field, boarded mine and shuttered factory, the water that splits north from south. The importance of place has always surrounded him, and it deeply inhabits his characters. 
The son of public school teachers, he went to high school with the children of farmers and college with the children of miners. Then tension between circumstance and the transformative power of education were never far from his mind, which caused him to leave a successful career as a writer, reporter, and editor in order to pursue a teaching life.
After earning a Master of Fine Arts Degree in creative prose from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he embarked on a journey in higher education that has included teaching opportunities at open enrollment community colleges, regional public universities, and rigorous private liberal arts colleges. Now based at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, Rexroat was a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Teaching and Research Scholar at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University in Siberia, Russia. 
His debut story collection Thrift Store Coats is available from Orson’s Publishing and his debut novel Pine Gap is set for release this fall.

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Book Release: Manuel Iris - "Traducir el Silencio / Translating Silence"
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Book Release: Manuel Iris - "Traducir el Silencio / Translating Silence"

It is our great honor to host Cincinnati Poet Laureate Manuel Iris for the release of his new book of poems, “Traducir el Silencio / Translating Silence” available from Artepoetica. Joining Manuel for this celebration, poets Kelly Thomas and Charles Gabel.

Manuel Iris (Campeche, Mexico, 1983). Poet. He received the “Merida” National award of poetry (Mexico, 2009) for his book Notebook of dreams, and the Rodulfo Figueroa Regional award of poetry for his book The disguises of fire (Mexico, 2014). He coauthored, along with Brazilian poet Floriano Martins, the poetry book Overnight Medley (Brazil, 2014). In 2012, he coordinated the book At the edge of silence: essays about Ali Chumacero. In 2016 two different anthologies of his poetic work were published: The naked light, in Venezuela; and Before the mystery, in El Salvador. Iris has published poetry, essay and translation in magazines and literary journals from Mexico, Spain, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Portugal, France, the United States and Angola. His poetry has been included in several Mexican, as well as Latin-American, poetry anthologies. He has also given talks, lectures and poetry readings in literary events, academic conferences and cultural centers of Mexico, the United States and Europe. Manuel Iris holds a BA in Latin American Literature from the Autonomous University of the Yucatan (Mexico), a MA in Spanish from the New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Cincinnati, the city in which he lives.

Kelly Thomas is an award-winning writer, editor, adjunct professor of English (Xavier University) and the founder of Kelly Grace LLC (www.kgrace.co), a copywriting and editing agency that teaches artists and entrepreneurs how to create content that informs and inspires. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Genesis, The Efroymson Anthology and Polly Magazine. Honors include first-place scholarships from the Antioch Writers’ Workshop and Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference as well as a post-graduate fellowship at WordPlay, a creative writing and after-school center. Her chapbook, Mouth Wide Shut, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Charles Gabel is a poet living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned an MFA in Poetry from Boise State University, and his recent work can be found in Dreginald, New Delta Review, Alice Blue Review, and Timber. With the poet Erich Schweikher, Charles co-edits the journal Coast/No Coat and he works at the Cincinnati Public Library.

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Poetry: Susan Glassmeyer, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, and Rhonda Pettit
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry: Susan Glassmeyer, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, and Rhonda Pettit

Chase Public is pleased to invite you to join us for readings from a roster of poets with work available from Dos Madres Press - Susan Glassmeyer, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, and Rhonda Petit.  

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Susan Glassmeyer is the author of Invisible Fish (Dos Madres Press, 2018), her first full-length poetry collection and two chapbooks: Body Matters (Pudding House Publications, 2010) and Cook’s Luck (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Susan is a longtime member of the Greater Cincinnati Writers League and creator of “April Gifts”, a ten-year poetry-sharing project honoring National Poetry Month.

Richard Hague’s recent titles include Studied Days: Poems Early & Late in Appalachia, and the nonfiction collection Earnest Occupations: Writing, Teaching, Gardening, and other Local Work (Bottom Dog Press, 2018). He is winner of the 2017 Books By The Banks Writing Contest and Writer-in-residence at Thomas More College.

Pauletta Hansel is author of six poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017,) poems and memoir in response to her mother’s dementia, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book. She was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate.

Rhonda Pettit is an English professor at UC Blue Ash, where she is editor of the Blue Ash Review. Her latest book of poems is Riding the Wave Train (Dos Madres Press, 2017).
 

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Reading: Clay AD, Caspar Heinemann, Nathan Chump Meyer
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Reading: Clay AD, Caspar Heinemann, Nathan Chump Meyer

Join us to celebrate the release of Clay AD’s new book “Metabolize, if Able” available from Monster House Press! Joining the celebration- Caspar Heinemann on the road from nowhere, and local hero Nathan Chump Meyer.  

Clay AD - is an artist and writer born in Indianapolis, Indiana making text, sounds, videos and movement around themes of sci-fi, illness and ecology. They are based in Berlin where they study somatics and movement. This spring they are publishing a sci-fi novel -- Metabolize, If Able -- with Monster House Press.

Caspar Heinemann - is an artist, poet, and independent researcher currently based nowhere. Recent events include readings at University of Cambridge, the Serpentine's Miracle Marathon, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow and Kunsthal Aarhus. They have recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, David Roberts Art Foundation and Almanac, London.

Nathan Chump Meyer - is a multimedia artist based out of Cincinnati. Their work focuses on memories, both real and imagined. They are in and have abandoned several bands, including Scanner and Pisswater Preachers. They do performance projects under the name Shit Bees. They are a proud dishwasher who believes that dishwashing is the true path to happiness. Their current mood is appreciative.

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Poetry: Zena Smith, Katrina Eresman, Emily Ash, Cecilia Disque
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Zena Smith, Katrina Eresman, Emily Ash, Cecilia Disque

Join Chase Public for a reading from visiting poet Zena Smith! Joined by local writers Katrina Eresman, Emily Ash, and Cecilia Disque.

Zena Smith - is a poet from Cleveland, Ohio who's voice is guided primarily by the lizard brain. Her work ranges from the confessional to the surreal, usually meeting somewhere in the middle. She has published a book and chapbook respectively with GTK Press (Fracture, Take No Prisoners, Pull No Teeth) and Outlandish Press (Shake Hands). They can be found at outlandish.press

Emily Ash - is a musician, student, and activist from Cincinnati. She does not really consider herself a writer, but her prose and other musings can be found on various corners of the internet nonetheless.

Cecilia Disque - is a Cincinnati poet whose work is often messy, liberating and intimate.

Katrina Eresman - is a writer and musician with a particular affinity for certain (seemingly) unrelated things such as perfumes, Hamm's beer, and New Orleans. Her poems, like her life, tend to center around a sentimental interpretation of experiences and memories. You can find her poems self-published around Cincinnati and beyond, or catch her playing guitar at her next gig.

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Reading: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas, Megan Martin, & Mark Mendoza
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Reading: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas, Megan Martin, & Mark Mendoza

Join us at Chase Public to welcome recently named Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio, Dave Lucas, for a reading in Cincinnati.  Joining Lucas, local writers Megan Martin and Mark Mendoza.

Dave Lucas - is the author of Weather (Georgia, 2011), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Named by Rita Dove as one of thirteen “young poets to watch,” he has also received a “Discovery/The Nation Prize and a Cleveland Arts Prize. In 2018, he was named the second Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. A co-founder of Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery and Cleveland Book Week, he teaches at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Cleveland, where he was born and raised. 

Megan Martin - is the author of the tiny fiction collection NEVERS (Caketrain 2014) and a book of prose poems, Sparrow & Other Eulogies (Gold Wake 2011). She teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and lives in a weird house in Northside with three bratty cats. 

Mark Mendoza - is a cultural worker, social historian and activist. His work has appeared in AND, The Gig, Quid, Cul-de-Qui, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Shearsman, Plantarchy, Against the Current, Neon Highway, Compost, Pages, Streetvibes, Verse, The Northside Review, and The Rialto special issues on younger British poets. He is currently writing a study on British civil society and the literary sphere, 1789-1848.

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It's Better to Speak - Reading & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

It's Better to Speak - Reading & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

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Join us for an evening of protest poetry and a celebration of words as resistance. A $5 suggested cover will go to support Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio and their work fighting for reproductive rights and justice. We will be performing a collaborative "Manifesta" poem assembled as part of the It's Better to Speak workshop series, and will also enjoy feature readings from Heather Wyatt, Lydia Singh, Kate Tirschek, Michael Burnham, Marcus Alan Donaldson, Rae Watreas, Kamal E. Kimball and more. 

Custom made poster-sized copies of the manifesta poem will be available for sale, with proceeds supporting the cause. Light refreshments will be provided, with donations encouraged. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

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

Free, $5 donation to PPSWO strongly encouraged

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

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Do Your Heroes
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Do Your Heroes

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Do Your Heroes is an experiment in Open Mic thought process: It invites all interested people to attend and share with the crowd any poems they'd like- so long as they did not write the poems themselves. 

So come, read and share the poems you love, the poems that inspire you. Hear what your community members love and are inspired by - talk about it, learn new things. Be exposed to surprise. 

This is a casual coming together - a chance to spend time in other people's dreams. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Tuesday, February 13th
Doors 7:00
Mic Open @ 7:30

Free free free

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

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DUETDUET vol 2 Book Release Reading by Madge Maril, Bethany Lewis, and Co.
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

DUETDUET vol 2 Book Release Reading by Madge Maril, Bethany Lewis, and Co.

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You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the wedding of BETHANY LEWIS and MADGE MARIL in ✿ poetic femme matrimony ✿

DUETDUET vol 2 features 4 poems from madge maril and 6 poems from bethany lewis upside down or right side up depending on how you hold it. the two current cincinnatians create a dream cereal of pretty bruises, birth control/cigarettes and feminist ruminations on Lolita. second edition of a continuing series.

Joining the happy couple will be chelsea tadeyeske of pitymilk press and two surprise readers. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Monday, January 15th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Bring money with which to buy books, listening is free

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

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A Reading from Brandon Harris, Author of 'Making Rent in Bed-Stuy'
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

A Reading from Brandon Harris, Author of 'Making Rent in Bed-Stuy'

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading by Cincinnati native Brandon Harris from his new book Making ‘Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make it in New York City.’

The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York City has long been a vital hub of African-American culture, in many ways Brooklyn’s equivalent to Harlem in Manhattan. Bed-Stuy was home to Lena Horne and venues frequented by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Count Basie; in more recent years, it’s served as inspiration to Spike Lee and Jay-Z, the latter of whom grew up in the housing projects in the area. But as gentrification creeps to every part of the city, the rich culture there is at risk of being eroded, as the people who made the neighborhood what it is struggle to afford to stay there.

In MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY: A Memoir of Trying to Make it in New York City, filmmaker Brandon Harris tells a funny, sometimes painful story of a place and a generation. Through anecdotes of his own adventures trying to make enough money to live in a notoriously expensive city, he captures the way that Millennials live today: job hopping, pontificating, weed smoking, social media worshipping, and protesting. As Harris and others struggle to find affordable housing, their youthful idealism collides with the stark reality of adulthood.

Harris is unflinchingly honest in his approach to the neighborhood where he’s made his home. In addition to the rich heritage that’s been a part of Bed-Stuy, he examines the drug and gun culture that took root in the projects, and the cultural, economic, and political forces that allowed it to flourish. A fascinating examination of the “serious, life-threatening process” of gentrification, MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY blends objective reporting with personal narrative to explore the disappointments and ironies in Millennial life.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brandon Harris, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, has worked in the world of American independent film as a critic and programmer, producer and director, screenwriter and educator. His writings about cinema, politics, culture, and the intersections between them have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Guardian, VICE, Daily Beast, Variety, n+1, New Inquiry, Brooklyn Rail, In These Times, Hammer to Nail, and Filmmaker magazine, where he is a contributing editor.

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Monster House Press Reading; ft. Kendall Jolley, Kamal Kimball, Morgan Eldridge, James Payne, and Wendy Lee Spacek
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Monster House Press Reading; ft. Kendall Jolley, Kamal Kimball, Morgan Eldridge, James Payne, and Wendy Lee Spacek

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Join Chase Public & Monster House Press for a reading in advance of the Cincinnati Art Book Fair 2017, featuring:


Kendall Jolley (Cincinnati)
Kamal Kimball (Cincinnati)
Morgan Eldridge (Bloomington, IN)
James Payne (Columbus, OH)
Wendy Lee Spacek (Bloomington, IN)

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Kendall Jolley

Kamal E. Kimball is a Cincinnati poet whose work has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, Hobart, Sundog Lit, Bone Parade, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Califragile, and elsewhere. She is a member of both Cincinnati DIY Writers and the Ohio Poetry Association, volunteers as a reader for E&GJ Press, and hosts the Inkwell Reading Series & Open Mic every second Monday at Urban Artifact. She works as a freelance writer and at an auction house. More at kamalkimball.com 

Morgan Eldridge lives in Bloomington IN and exists through creative means, melding forms of performance, painting, and writing. Monster House Press published a collection of her poems, prose, and short stories, Omen Amen. 

James Payne is an art critic, curator, and poet. Monster House Press published his collection Things Just Aren’t They in 2015. Payne was a contributor to the catalogue for Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions (Indiana University Press, 2017). Payne teaches Art Theory and Criticism at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. 

Wendy Lee Space a ublishe n oo oetry, PSYCHOGYNECOLOG (Monste ous ress, 015). h s i h F rogra ndian niversit loomington, N. 

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Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney

Happy December, welcome to the last little bit of 2017.  What year it has been.

Chase Public is delighted to host a reading from poets Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, and M. Brett Gaffney.  We hope you’ll join us.

Emily Rose Cole is the author of Love and a Loaded Gun, a chapbook of persona poems from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Philadelphia Stories, Ruminate Magazine and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Nimrod, Phoebe, Raleigh Review, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches creative writing and composition.

Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press, 2016) and co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series in Virginia. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University.

M. Brett Gaffney holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared in Exit 7, Rust+Moth, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, Apex Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and Zone 3, among others, and her chapbook Feeding the Dead is available from Porkbelly Press. She works as co-editor of Gingerbread House and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner and their dog Ava.

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Cincy DIY Writers Showcase
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cincy DIY Writers Showcase

Chase Public welcomes the Cincinnati DIY Writer’s group for a showcase of their work, featuring readings from Monica Lynn Bostic, Jesse McKinley, Maxx D. McKinley, Kryst Kruer, Spike Mogy, Chelsea Morgan, and Roy W Jones.

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Monica Lynn Bostic- is an artist from Norwood, OH. She is the writer of a short story compilation entitled,  The Ascension of Saint Celia and Other Stories, which was self published with the help of the Cincy DIY Writer's group. She is an editor and contributor  to the group's other projects: All of These People Live Around Here and Some of Them Don't Volumes 1 and 2, and Scary Stories to Ruin Cincinnati. She has written, produced, and acted in plays with Cincinnati-based group The Fallen Players. She played in the Bostic Family Tent Revival Band, and is basically down for whatever,  as long as you're driving.

Jesse McKinley- bio forthcoming 

Maxx D. McKinley- local writer/musician who is busting his ass to read 100 books by Jan 1st as not to fail his Goodreads challenge. He wrote a novel in 2016 you can pick up for $15 bucks. If you dig Murakami and Amelia Gray. 

Kryst Kruer- is a ukulele player and poet- promoting peace and equality for everyone who has faced trauma, in whatever fashion. Kiss, don't piss off! Peace and love over here. 

Spike Mogy- Studies physics at the University of Cincinnati. Lives in Over the Rhine. Has 10 cats in her apartment that they share with her mom and partner. And is a proud, nice vegan.

Chelsea Morgan- Writer and Musician. Loving creator of the creepily cute ugly orphan dolls, which are always in the making, then put up for adoption on her Etsy page, "The Ugly Orphanage". Single mother, starving artist. Occasional flights on her witch broom, occasionally bites wolf teeth on a full moon, too many sticks in the cauldron, make for a hectic spell. Hard to say no to a cold one, but sobriety hurts like hell.

Roy W Jones- Multidimensional artist, portraits, music, poetry, movies, and game design. Flip styles like fixer-upper houses and eager to share sardonic laughter or awkward insecurities and nuanced horror.

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman
Nov
15
7:00 AM07:00

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman

Join us at Chase Public for a very special mid november reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katrina Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katrina Eresman - is a recent Cincinnati transplant. She is a writer, a musician, and a compulsive traveler. She's currently working on her first collection of poems and playing in two Cincinnati bands.

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-deprecation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month. 

Dave Hart - is a writer, frequent road tripper, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart
Nov
1
1:30 PM13:30

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart

Join us at Chase Public for a very special reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katie Eresman - is only recently a Cincinnatian.  She is a writer, and musician who plays with Pop Empire and Sky Hank and the Heady Weed

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-depreciation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month.  

Dave Hart - is a writer, explorer, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading from poets and translators Aryanil Mukherjee and Murat Nemet-Najat.

Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor who has authored fourteen books of poetry, pamplet and essays in two languages. Recent Anthology appearances include: The Harper-Collins Book of Indian Poetry in English, The Literary Review Indian Poetry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press); Indian Literature, Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) etc. Aryanil has translated scores of international poets bidirectionally including a book of  translations and essays on John Ashbery. His poetry has been discussed in the Best American Poetry Blog and has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and Danish. Aryanil edits Kaurab, a Bengali language e&m-zine of experimental poetry and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, USA.

Poet, translator from Turkish and essayist, Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent work includes the poems Animals of Dawn (Talisman, 2016), The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman, 2011), the collaboration with the poet Standard Schaefer "Alphabet Dialogues/Penis Monologues"; the translations Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), the republication by Green Integer Press of Ece Ayhan's A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (2015); and the essays "Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda" (Letters for Olson, edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward" (Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Joshua L. Miller and Anita Norich (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and "Istanbul Noir" (Istanbul: Metamorphoses In an Imperial City, edited by M. Akif Kirecci and Edward Foster (Talisman, 2011). He is the editor of Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry, edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat (Talisman House, 2004). He is presently working on the poems Io's Song, Camels and Weasels, and a collection of translations from the Turkish poet Sami Baydar. The Spiritual Life, Animals of Dawn, Camels and Weasels and Io's Song are part of a seven-part poem The Structure of Escape.

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Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis

Come and celebrate the release of Chelsea Tadeyeske’s new chapbook “if you bend it backwards nothing really happens” featuring readings from Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, and Bethany Lewis.  

"This poetry is a glorious sad punch in the face inside your face. It’s like a war grew a beautiful filagree talon, meant not to hurt anyone but to hang your skin on so you can go away somewhere you want to be known and lonely. How does Chelsea Tadeyeske do that? It’s embarrassing. It’s great."
- Cathy Wagner, author of Nervous Device (City Lights Books, 2012)

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Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz

Chase Public is happy to welcome poet Partridge Boswell, visiting from Vermont, for a reading alongside local writers Amelia Ferguson and Roberta Shultz.

Partridge Boswell - Recipient of this year’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize for his poem “Flying home after the protest,” Partridge Boswell is the author of Some Far Country, winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. His poems have recently surfaced in The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Forklift, Ohio and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Co-founder of Bookstock literary festival and the poetry/music group Los Lorcas Trio, he teaches at Burlington Writers Workshop and lives with his family in Vermont.

Amelia Ferguson

Roberta Shultz - is a singer songwriter, teacher and poet originally from Grant's Lick, KY. Her poems and song lyrics have appeared in Still: the Journal, Motif, Waypoints, Kudzu,The Notebook and other anthologies. Outposts on the Border of Longing is her first chapbook of poetry, published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press.

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Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce

Join us in welcoming Poland-based poet Mark Tardi as he travels in support of his new book “The Circus of Trust.”  Joining Tardi, Cincinnati writer Ken Bruce.

Mark Tardi is originally from Chicago and he earned his MFA from Brown University. His publications include the books The Circus of Trust, forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2017, Airport music, and Euclid Shudders. He guest-edited an issue of the literary journal Aufgabe  devoted to contemporary Polish poetry and poetics and has translated poetry from the Polish by Kacper Bartczak, Miron Białoszewski, Monika Mosiewicz, and Przemysław Owczarek. A former Fulbright scholar, he lives with his wife and two dogs in a village in central Poland and is on faculty at the University of Łódź.


 

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b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch

Chase public is excited to host the launch event for Ariana Rinehart’s new zine: b o d y p o l i t i c, which contains art/writings collected from local womyn/non-men and Cincinnati expatriates, writings include themes such as sex positivity and identification with struggles unique to non-men, intermixed with abstracted prints inspired by consented images from local womyn/non-men, as well as, collage art and mixed media images from local artists.

The zine’s purpose is unification through anonymity, collected/curated works from an intersectional feminist collective of local womyn/non-men.

contributors: 
Abby Friend
Alexandra Rinehart
Ariana Rinehart
Ali Ulanski
Anna Shapiro
Cassie Gallagher
Cora Friend
Correna Kuhl
Elese Daniels
Emma Robinson
Gertrude McDonnell
Jennie Waits
Jen Warren
Karra McDonald
Katrina Eresman
Kendall Jolley
Kyrie Culp
Lauren Marcinonis
Megan Miller
Mia Vera
Mollie Dudley
Polly Wilson
Sara Tucker
and more...

The zine release event will include a speaker from Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.
To retain anonymity, the event focuses around a poetry swap from contributors.
Zines will sell for $5 and 100% of the proceeds will go to PPSWO

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, May 20
Doors 7:00
Launch 7:30

Bring $5 with which to buy a zine/support PPSWO

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

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