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By Carrie Fountain
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Carrie Fountain talks with poets about their writings as well as examining others’.
||CleanTarfia Faizullah||Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Tarfia Faizullah about, growing up in Texas, her first memories of writing poetry, and how the loss of her sister in a car accident influenced her poem “West Texas Nocturne.”||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaggie Smith||Poet Maggie Smith talks about her poem “The Mother” with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Zapruder||Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Matthew Zapruder about the collaboration that inspired his poem “Frankenstein Love” from his collection Come On All You Ghosts (2010).||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMahogany L. Browne||Poet Mahogany L. Browne joined poet and novelist Carrie Fountain to talk about how she came to poetry, to share one of her favorite poems by Hiwot Adilow, and to read her powerful poem, “Black Girl Magic.”||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Sax||Poet Sam Sax talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about poetry as biography, the history of medician, poetry as performance, and so much more. He also reads his poem “#Hypocondria” from his book Madness, and shares one of his favorite poems,||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoger Reeves||“[Poetry] is the only place that I can defy the world,” said poet Roger Reeves when he spoke to poet Carrie Fountain and producer Rebecca McInroy for this edition of This is Just To Say. Thinking of poetry as a place and a practice,||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCristin O’Keefe Aptowicz||Best selling poet, writer, and slam performer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz reads her poem “The First Check-Up After My Mother Died” from her book How To Love The Empty Air, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about the possibility models||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmmy Pérez||Poet Emmy Pérez reads her poem “Green Light Go” and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about living on the border as an act of resistance, the beauty of writing from anger, the healing power of the natural world, and much more.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarie Howe||Poet Marie Howe reads and discusses her poem “One Day” with host poet and novelist Carrie Fountain. They talk about poetry as a spiritual practice, their time together at The Michener Center, and Lucie Brock-Broido‘s poem,||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiane Seuss||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.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaveh Akbar||Poet Kaveh Akbar shares his poem Being In This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler, from his collection “Calling A Wolf A Wolf.” He also talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about how he came to poetry, appreciating the lyricism of poem||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Dickman||Poet Matthew Dickman reads from his new book of poems Wonderland and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about toxic masculinity, childhood, the origins of violence, and much more.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAimee Nezhukumatathil||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.” They also talk about Nezhukumatathil’s entry point in||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTomás Q. Morín||Poet Tomás Q. Morín reads his poem “For My Daughter” from his collection Patient Zero, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about experiencing loss, the power of imagining the unlived life, and the vulnerability it takes to create as a||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarmen Giménez Smith||Poet Carmen Giménez Smith, shares her sublime poem “Migraine Code Switch” with Carrie Fountain. They discusses its origins at Conto Mundo and much more. Her poem appears in her book Cruel Futures, out now from CityLightsBooks.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKindness||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.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is Just to Say: Trailer||Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poets about the poem they make and the poems they love. We hope you like the show. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think. Thank you, Rebecca McInroy-producer||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the deep dives
I just recently started listening to this show and I like the format a lot. I listen to a lot of arts interview shows but this one is different in that each episode is taking a deep dive into a single poem, rather than trying to do an entire collection or body of work. It makes the conversation more focused and provides a lot of insight into both the writing process and how to read poems.
Amazing podcast for poets and poetry lovers!