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Mike Lala is the author of Exit Theater (Colorado Prize for Poetry 2016), Twenty-Four Exits: A Closet Drama (Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art 2016), In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review Chapbook Prize 2016), Infinite Odyssey (Pioneer Works 2017), and Oedipus in the District (Juilliard's OperaComp/National Sawdust, 2018). Poems appear in BOMB, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, and Hauser & Wirth’s Ursula, and he has presented work across the United States and Canada, at the 92nd Street Y (for Anne Carson’s Tenth Muse), The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City. He grew up in the western United States and Tokyo, and lives in New York. www.mikelala.com