Jory Mickelson was born and raised in rural Montana. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Adirondack Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, The Cossack Literary Journal, PANK Magazine and other places. He received an Academy of American Poet’s Prize in 2011 while completing his MFA in Poetry at the University of Idaho. His second chapbook Slow Depth, was published in 2012 by Winged City Chapbooks. When not writing, he pages through 1940s magazines, goes trout fishing, and writes letters by hand. He currently lives in Northwest Washington.