Michael Lee is a Norwegian-American writer and educator. Author of The Only Worlds We Know (Button Poetry, 2019), he has received grants and scholarships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the LOFT Literary Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Winner of the Scotti Merrill Award for poetry from the Key West Literary Seminar, Michael’s poetry has appeared in The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, and Best New Poets 2018 among others. Michael’s research focuses on the intersections of colonialism, race formation and industrialized forms of violence across the Long 19th Century. Michael is currently working on his second book, a hybrid work which attends to history through the lyric and maps a constellation of material and cultural forms of violence across the Atlantic world culminating in the killing fields of The First World War.