This Is Just To Say

Host Carrie Fountain talks with poets about the poems they make and love. 

Fountain has published two collections of poetry, including, most recently, Instant Winner. Her first novel, I’m Not Missing, comes out in July.

Fountain, the most frequently cited poet on The Writer's Almanac, is the writer in residence at St. Edwards University and visiting professor of poetry at the Michener Center for Writing at UT. 

Support for “This is Just to Say” comes from The School of Arts and Humanities at St. Edward’s University.

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Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about reclaiming the power, beauty and wonder of a C-section birth through her poem  "Self-Portrait as C-Section Scar."


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Host poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Tarfia Faizullah about how the loss of her sister in a car accident influenced her poem "West Texas Nocturne."

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Poet Maggie Smith talks about her poem "The Mother" with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain.


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Poet Diane Seuss talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about how writing her poem "Song in My Heart" gave her strength after a devastating divorce.


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In this edition of This Is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Carl Phillips about his poem "White Dog."


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