The Blood Jet Poetry Series will host Michael Lala and Nicole Eiden on Wednesday, December 7, at 8 p.m. at B.J.’s (4301 Burgundy).
Mike Lala is a poet who works with text, recorded sound, and, occasionally, images. His first book, Exit Theater, was selected by Tyrone Williams for the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and is forthcoming later this year. Current work can be found in Boston Review, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, The Awl, and VOLT, as well as a number of chapbooks, most recently In the Gun Cabinet (TAR 2016) and Twenty-Four Exits (Present Tense Pamphlets 2016). He lives in New York.
Nicole Eiden is an award-winning poet and filmmaker whose work captures the simple challenges and beauty of ordinary life. Nicole hails from Columbus, Ohio. She arrived in New Orleans in 1999 and never looked back. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Communications degree in video production from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Nicole co-owns Windowsill Pies, a Southern-style pie and tart company in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.