THIS WEEK | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS
MIKE LALA + ELIANNA LEV + ERIC SCHMALTZ
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto
MIKE LALA is a poet who works with text, recorded sound, and, occasionally, images. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, the Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, the Awl, and Volt, as well as several chapbooks, most recently In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review, 2016) and Twenty-Four Exits (A Closet Drama) (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). He holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from New York University, where he was a Veterans Writing Workshop Fellow. He lives in New York. www.mikelala.com
ELIANNA LEV is a writer who lives between Vancouver and Toronto. Her first book, Sex Made Me, is out now. Her second book, Songs I Came To, will be released in 2017.
ERIC SCHMALTZ is a language artist, writer, researcher, and curator. Born in Welland, Ontario he now lives & works in Toronto, Ontario. His work has been featured online and in print across Canada & internationally including Lemon Hound, The Capilano Review, Rampike, CTRL+ALT+DEL, Open Letter, & Poetry is Dead among other places. His visual work has been featured across Canada including Havana Gallery (Vancouver), Rodman Hall (St. Catharines), & Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines). Eric is currently a Linda Heather Lamont-Stewart Doctoral Fellow in English Literature at York University. His research focuses on Canadian modern, avant-garde, & experimental poetry.