Mike Lala


Brooklyn, NY

Author's Bio

Mike Lala is a poet, sound artist, and writer for the stage. His works include Exit Theater (winner of the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry), Twenty-Four Exits: A Closet Drama (Present Tense Pamphlets/the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 2016), In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review Chapbook Series, 2016), Infinite Odyssey (Pioneer Works/Contemporary Temporary: Sound Works & Music, 2017; Patient Presses, 2019), and the libretto for Oedipus in the District (OperaComp, the Juilliard School/National Sawdust, 2018). Poems have appeared in publications including BOMB, Boston Review, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, the PEN Poetry Series, and VOLT. He has presented his work across the United States and Canada, at the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center (for Anne Carson's Tenth Muse), The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City. Raised in the western United States and Tokyo, he holds an MFA from NYU and lives in New York City. www.mikelala.com

Publications & Prizes

Exit Theater (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2016)
In the Gun Cabinet (Atlas Review, 2016)
Prizes won: 

2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Exit Theater

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Lubbock, TX
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Last update: May 15, 2019