Readings & Performances

Photo: Alaina Ferris

Photo: Alaina Ferris


For booking inquiries, email lalamichael at gmail dot com.


• October 22 and 23, 2019. Oedipus in the District Act I previews, The Tank, NY, NY.

Selected Previous


• Mon. & Tues. 3/18-19/2019. Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Spring Symposium w/ Cecilia Vicuña, Jonah Mixon Webster, and angela rawlings (talk and reading). Naropa University, Boulder, CO.


Oedipus in the District (opera) at OperaComp, The Juilliard School, NY, NY
Oedipus in the District (opera) at Brooklyn Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Infinite Odyssey (sound installation) at the Contemporary Temporary::Sound Works and Media Spatial Sound Studio, Pioneer Works (Second Sundays), Brooklyn, NY
• The Poetry Project New Years Marathon, the Poetry Project, NY, NY
No, Dear 10th Anniversary Reading, the Poetry Project, NY, NY

• Exit Theater Northern Tour (USA/Canada)

  • The White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Jam Handy, Detroit, MI

  • Absinthe & Zygote, TriTriangle Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • The Robin Theatre, Lansing, MI

  • knife | fork | book, Toronto, ON

  • Temps Libre Mile End, Montreal, QC

• Anne Carson's The Third Muse, The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, NY, NY
• The Poetry Project (Wed. Night Series), NY, NY
• The Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY
• The Potter's House, Washington, D.C.
• Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D.C.
• Colorado State University Creative Writing Series, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO
• Innisfree Poetry Bookstore/Café, Boulder, CO
• Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colefax), Denver, CO
• Literature is Alive @ Emory Univ. Bookstore, Atlanta, GA
• Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA
• NYU Bookstore, NY, NY
• Shoestring Press, Brooklyn, NY
• Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA

• Exit Theater Southern Tour (USA)

  • Federal Dust Reading Series, The Crown, Baltimore, MD

  • Poetrio, Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, Asheville, NC

  • So and So Reading Series, So and So Books, Raleigh, NC

  • Say It with Words, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Blood Jet Poetry Series, BJ's in the Bayou, New Orleans, LA

  • Malvern Books, Austin, TX

  • Marfa Book Co., Marfa, TX

  • Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, TX

  • Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR

  • Trobar Ric Reading Series, Oxford, MS

  • Chase Public, Cincinnati, OH

• Exit Theater Release, Idio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
• Greenlight Poetry Salon, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
• New York University Creative Writers Series, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers' House, NY, NY
• In the Gun Cabinet Release, La Sala, Brooklyn, NY

• DittoDitto Books, Detroit, MI
• Earshot Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
• Leverage (Eric Nelson) Release, Mellow Pages, Brooklyn, NY
• Atlas Reading Series, Local 61, Brooklyn, NY

• A Very Mellow NYE, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Does Not Love (James Tadd Adcox) Release, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Migration to the Interior (Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects), Red Bull Galleries, NY, NY
• AWP Offsite (for Singing Saw Press), Cairo, Seattle, WA
• Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University, NY, NY

• “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
• Static, Robert Sestok Solo Show, Cave Gallery, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
• AWP Offsite for Lit Magazine / Mental Marginalia, Boston, MA
• Allyson Paty, Eric Nelson, and Mike Lala, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Cornelia Street Graduate Reading Series, New York, NY
• The New York Poetry Festival (for Singing Saw Press), Governor’s Island, NY
• KGB Emerging Writers Reading Series, New York, NY

• Southern Writers Reading Series, Happy Ending, New York, NY
• Polestar Reading Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• [sic] Reading Series, Omnicorp, Detroit, MI
• Diner Journal, Diner, Brooklyn, NY
• The Highwaymen Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
• No, Dear Issue 9 Release, Brooklyn, NY
• HOWL Festival, NY, NY
• Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
• The New York Poetry Festival, Gov. Island, NY
• Popsickle Poetry Festival, Brooklyn, NY
• Mental Marginalia Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY

2010 - 2011 
• Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
• Northeast Kingdom, Brooklyn, NY,
• Numu Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY
• The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
• 5C Cafe and Cultural Center, New York, NY
• A-Space, Philadelphia, PA
• Wooden Shoe Books, Philadelphia, PA
• Cyclops Books, Baltimore, MD
• Blood and Pudding (Katelan Foisy) Release, Bluestockings, New York, NY
• Hexagon Space, Artscape Arts Festival, Baltimore, MD
• Eastern Seaboard Showcase, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
• (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
• Polestar Poetry Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• Tongue and Groove New York, KGB Bar, New York, NY
• 1441 Release, Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
 The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega, Brooklyn, NY
• The New York Poetry Society Fundraiser, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
• Mixer Reading Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• [sic] Reading SeriesLeopold’s Books, Detroit, MI
• Brooklyn Invades Manhattan, Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, NY