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Lauren Korn

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. She currently lives in Missoula, Montana, where she is the Director of the Montana Book Festival, the host of MTPR’s The Write Question, and a remote reader for Goose Lane Editions’ icehouse poetry imprint.

Jory Mickelson
Jim Ollet

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

Philip Metres
Heidi M. Rolf

This week for Honor, Hope and Healing Week, listen to host Lauren Korn read "Devotional (after a Muslim Prayer)," by Philip Metres. This poem is the winner of the 2016 Poetry Society of American Lyric Award.

'The Iron' By Ed Skoog

Dec 8, 2020
Ed Skoog
Jennifer Marquis

This week for Honor, Hope and Healing Week, listen to host Lauren Korn read "The Iron," by Ed Skoog, which can be found in his latest book Travelers Leaving for the City and online in Poetry Daily.

Melissa Kwasny
Humanities Montana

This week for Honor, Hope and Healing Week, listen to host Lauren Korn read "The Snow Geese Path," by Melissa Kwasny. You can also read the poem, which was originally published in High Desert Journal.

In the first part of this double episode, outgoing host Sarah Aronson chats with new host Lauren R. Korn about bodies, poetry and the publishing industry, and her hopes for the future of The Write Question.

In part two, Lauren puts Sarah in the proverbial hot seat, asking Sarah about her debut collection of poetry, And Other Bodiless Powers, about whimsy, longing — and what’s next.

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