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Button Poetry Live at Park Square!

Image of white man in an orange hat holding a sheet of paper and speaking into a microphone. Text states upcoming event Button Poetry Live, featuring Michael Lee on Monday January 6.Park Square theatre is proud to host Button Poetry Live, a monthly poetry slam competition that features nationally renowned poets and local talent, as well as free writing workshops open to the public. Join us on Monday, January 6th, on the Boss Stage for their next exciting and engaging slam! Learn more about Button Poetry Live.

Button Poetry Live: January feat. Michael Lee
Monday, Jan 6
Doors at 7PM // Show at 7:30PM
Sign-up for the slam closes at 7:25PM SHARP!
Tickets: $12 in advance // $15 at the door


About your Feature: Michael Lee is a Norwegian-American writer, youth worker, and organizer. 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, his poetry has appeared in Ninth LetterHayden’s Ferry ReviewIndiana ReviewPoetry NorthwestCopper Nickel, and Best New Poets 2018 among others.

Michael has worked as a dishwasher, a farmhand, a teaching artist, a social studies teacher, a case manager for youth experiencing homelessness, and he currently manages a youth program using food as a tool for health, wealth, and social change. He works, lives, writes, organizes, and dreams in North Minneapolis, spending his free time reading books and working in his garden.


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