This is Just to Say Carrie Fountain talks with poets about their writings as well as examining others'.
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Carrie Fountain talks with poets about their writings as well as examining others'.

Most Recent Episodes

Olivia Gatwood **Trigger Warning** Explicit Content and Adult Language

**Trigger Warning** This episode contains explicit content and adult language. Olivia Gatwood author of Life of The Party talks on This is Just To Say with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her practice of reading poetry out loud while writing, taking a feminist look at true crime, embracing obsessions, and much more. See Oliva Gatwood read in Austin September 15th at the North Door

This is Just To Say-Tribute To Tony Hoagland

Listen back to a live taping of This is Just to Say with KUT's Rebecca McInroy and Carrie Fountain as they welcome actor Richard Robichaux, scholar Dr. Carra Martinez, playwright Kirk Lynn, and poet August Huerta for a reading and tribute to the late poet Tony Hoagland.

José Olivarez

Poet José Olivarez reads his poem "Mexican American Disambiguation" from his new book Citizen Illegal, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about his relationship to poetry, the complexity of identity, the practice of writing, his family, teaching and so so much more!

Stephanie Burt

In this episode of This is Just To Say producer Rebecca McInroy and Carrie Fountain talk with poet and poetry critic Stephanie Burt about gender and her experience transitioning, and the world of young adult fiction. Burt discusses her new book, Don't Read Poetry Read: A Book About How To Read Poems, reads her poem "Advice From The Lights" from her book Advice From The Lights, and shares some of her favorite poems.

Chen Chen

On this edition of This is Just to Say the poet Chen Chen reads his poem "Poem" from his new book When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about craft, humor, and how he came to poetry.

Lisa Moore on Adrienne Rich

"If I can write better poems I can live a better life. It's a spiritual practice for me...it helps me figure out how to tell the truth. Which, reading Adrienne Rich also helps me do."-Lisa Moore Poet and professor Dr. Lisa Moore talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT producer Rebecca McInroy about the profound and urgent work of the poet and activist Adrienne Rich. Moore reads Rich's poem "What Kind of Times are These" and discusses various other works including one of her most famous poems "Diving Into The Wreck" from her book Diving Into The Wreck: Poems 1971-1972. The conversation ranges from the depth of her poems to her work as a public intellectual and her role as a mother and civil rights activist.

Jane Miller

"I believe language is probably the most powerful thing on earth." –Jane Miller Poet Jane Miller sat down with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain to talk about her new book, Who is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions. Listen back as Miller reads her poem "May You Always be the Darling of Fortune" and talks about her work as a teacher of poetry, and why she considers all her poems to be love poems.

Jericho Brown

Poet Jericho Brown reads his poem "Duplex" from his new book, The Tradition, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about creating a new poetic form, the importance of play, and why Lucille Clifton should be a household name.

Ellen Bass

On the first 2019 episode of This is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain discusses the importance of metaphor, conveying experience and more in Ellen Bass's "I Could Touch It" with the author herself.

Carrie Fountain on Kim Addonizio

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain wraps up a year of This is Just To Say and rings in 2019 with Kim Addonizio's "New Year's Day"!

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