Jory Mickelson speaking into a microphone, wearing headphones.

Every Poem Is Its Own Kind of Music – Jory Mickelson

2022 Jack Straw Writer Jory Mickelson’s ekphrastic poetry project deals with queerness, art history, and the imaginative connections between things. In his conversation with curator Michael Schmeltzer, they discuss Jory’s process for researching art pieces, a photograph of genderplay from 1891, and the challenges that come with writing ekphrastic work. “I want to think about, how can I present different little songs for each piece.”

Music by Ran Park, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.