Michael Lee is a Norwegian American writer, performer and youth worker. He has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Intermedia Arts, and The Loft Literary Center. Recipient of a Bread Loaf Work-study Scholarship, is work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Phoebe, The Carolina Quarterly, and Rattle among other journals. Michael has worked as a dishwasher, a farm hand, a traveling performer, and, currently, as a youth counselor serving teens experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis. He is currently a graduate student at Harvard University.