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'A River Is' By Jory Mickelson

Jory Mickelson
Jim Ollet

This week for Honor, Hope and Healing Week, listen to host Lauren Korn read "A River Is," by Jory Mickelson.

Jory Mickelson's first book, Wilderness//Kingdom was the inaugural winner of the Evergreen Award Tour from Floating Bridge Press and won the 2020 High Plains Book Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in Court Green, Painted Bride Quarterly, Jubilat, The Rumpus and other journals. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. You can find more of his work at

Lauren R. Korn holds an M.A. in poetry from the University of New Brunswick, where she was the recipient of the Tom Riesterer Memorial Prize and the Angela Ludan Levine Memorial Book Prize. A former bookseller and the former Director of the Montana Book Festival, she is now an Arts and Culture Producer at Montana Public Radio and the host of it’s literature-based radio program and podcast, ‘The Write Question.’
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