“You love somehow elementally, in stone,
and water and open views, fields, in breaking
bits of wood to keep the fire gold
without counting the cost. This no account
From title poem, “Wilderness // Kingdom”
Floating Bridge Press’s Evergreen Award Tour is an innovative ten-year-long poetry competition beginning in AK/ID/MT/OR/WA. Each year’s selected poet chooses a new five-state region until the E.A.T. becomes a national competition. In 2019, our award winner, Jory Mickelson, chose the following region to add: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming!