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This week for Honor, Hope and Healing Week, listen to host Lauren Korn read "Then I Slept," by Heidi Seaborn.

In the first of a two-part conversation, author and cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen chats about the generational evolution of burnout and the challenges of the gig economy, which she writes about in her newest book, Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.

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.

The 100 Best Songs Of 2020

Dec 7, 2020

Welcome to a whopper of a mixtape. If you've been living under the rock 2020 dropped on all of us back in March and spent the last nine months finding comfort in the sounds of your childhood (hell, even 2019), we have some good news for you: As crappy as this year has been for anyone with a shred of empathy, the jams were ample. When the news cycle had us at a loss for words, we found quiet songs to speak for us. When we wanted to smile without looking at our phones, buoyant distractions abounded.

Tim Pollard is an author, speaker and Founder/CEO of Oratium.
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Most of what we know about communicating is wrong, says Tim Pollard, author, speaker and Founder/CEO of Oratium. In his books, “The Compelling Communicator” and “Mastering the Moment,” He outlines how the brain communicates information. More importantly, he details how to successfully design and execute communication in ways that people will understand.

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.

Help us welcom Lauren R. Korn who's taking over for Sarah Aronson as the new host of The Write Question.

Lauren comes to TWQ with plenty of experience: among a host of bookish positions, she's a former Fact and Fiction Books bookseller, she's the current Director of the Montana Book Festival, and she's had her page-turning fingers dipped in journal editing, managing, and design.

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