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.”
Dec 10 – Mamasukha’s Midtown – Miami, FL
Dec 31 – Go Bar – Atlanta, GA
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong? | read
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch