Annual Poetry Day

Vicki Mickelson and Joseph A. Amato
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Vicki Mickelson is a retired educator with thirty-eight years experience in the classroom, most of them in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Her writing journey began in Anna Maria, Florida, her winter haven.  Proudly, she offers seven published books of poetry, including Island Attitudes, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in 2016, to her readers. Vicki’s poetry is inspired by life’s feats and daily observations and resonates human frailties and achievements. Her six grandchildren fuel her energy for writing. She lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Joseph A. Amato has written more than twenty-five books in European intellectual and cultural history, family, local, rural and regional history, and two memoirs. In the last decade, while finishing a book in philosophy and history The Book of Twos and Everyday Life, he completed a major work of magic realism, Buffalo Man: A Boy Giant on the Minnesota Riverand four books of poetry – Buoyancies: A Ballast Master’s Log; My Three Sicilies: Stories, Poems and Histories; Diagnostics: The Poetics of Timeand due for early spring publication, Towers of Aging.