Book Talk

Premiere DateDec 3, 2011
00:00 Book Talk Intro Kory French
01:48 A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger Of Montreal
06:37 Interview with Mike Lala Part 1
18:26 Oh Capricorn The Banjees
20:15 Interview with Mike Lala Part 2
30:28 Worm Tamers The Banjees
32:21 Poetry Reading Mike Lala
39:06 Okay Cupid The Banjees
42:25 Interview with Mike Lala Part 3
49:35 Oh Mama The Banjees
51:14 Finish

Poet – Michael Lala

Book – [Firelog]

Michael Lala grew up mostly in the western United States and Tokyo, and studied writing in Michigan. He is the author of the chapbooks [fire!] ([sic] Detroit) and Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus). His poems and text art have appeared or will in the Red Cedar Review, Low Log, Underwater New York, HTMLGIANT, I Am a Natural Wonder, and GQ Italy online, among others. He curates Fireside Follies, is a founding member of 1441, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

I am also featuring The Banjees on today’s episode of Book Talk. Here is what their website has to say about them: “We got embarrassed explaining our name to a Chinese monk but there was no need for shame. We are celebrating the brave and subversive. Also, mad songs about girls.”

Michael Lala

Of Montreal
Dec 10 – Mamasukha’s Midtown – Miami, FL
Dec 31 – Go Bar – Atlanta, GA

The Banjees

The Banjees

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…