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's poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among others. She is the writer-in-residence at St. Edward's University and is visiting writer 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.

On this special edition of This is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT's Rebecca McInroy share Naomi Shihab Nye's poem "Kindness" and discuss the importance of poetry today.


Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Victoria Chang with about how her poem "Obit" allowed her to process the death of her mother.

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."


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."

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


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