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Mike Lala is the author of Exit Theater (winner of the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Tyrone Williams) and several chapbooks, including In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review, 2016) and Twenty-Four Exits: A Closet Drama (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). A poet, playwright, and sound artist, Lala has published in outlets including Boston Review, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, The Awl, the PEN Poetry Series, and VOLT, and presented his work at the 92nd St. Y Unterberg Poetry Center, the Poetry Project, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at Pioneer Works' Second Sundays for Contemporary Temporary::Sound Works and Music. In 2018 he’ll be presenting scenes from a new opera at The Juilliard School and Brooklyn Sawdust, and debuting a handmade artist book and poetry project titled Points of Return. He lives in New York.

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