This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on April 21, 2011 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. Michael Lally and Brenda Iijima read that evening.
Michael Lally has had 27 books published, including the 2006 edition of the long poem March 18, 2003 written in protest on the eve of the invasion of Iraq and illustrated by Alex Katz with a preface by Vincent Katz, and the 2000 American Book Award winner It’s Not Nostalgia and its follow up It Takes One to Know One (both from Black Sparrow Press). Just out, the CD Lost Angels, recordings of poems from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s set to music with a cover photo by Gus Van Sant. Lally has worked as a film and TV actor on shows like NYPD Blue (playing a New York artist), Deadwood, and as a writer on films like Drugstore Cowboy. Since 2006, Lally has been writing a blog called Lally's Alley covering poetry, movies, and politics, among other topics.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Michael Lally, please click here.