Michael Lasater

Photo: Untitled, Michael Howarth

Now each door closes
with its own click voice.

A mark.  A point
in negative space.

Thus the day is accomplished:

a polyphony of exits.  

Michael Lasater

Michael Lasater is Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications at Indiana University South Bend. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, he has performed with ensembles ranging from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Band to the Metropolitan Opera & New Jersey Symphony, produced nationally distributed documentaries on poetry, literature and music, and exhibited art video internationally. His poetry has been published in The Closed Eye Open; Kansas Time + Place; Heartland!; Cathexis Northwest Press; Inverse; and The Heartland Review, where he is the winner of the 2019 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.

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