Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Current Winner

The current winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Lala’s Exit Theater, selected by final judge Tyrone Williams, is the winner of the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry. His book will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing in November 2016.

Mike Lala (b. 1987, Lubbock, Texas) is a poet who works with text, recorded sound, and, occasionally, images. 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). He lives in New York.



Photo: Kate Enman