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Closet Recordings: Naomi Shihab Nye

For this edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Wedding Cake” by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Closet Recordings: Ada Limón

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón.

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Closet Recordings: Dorianne Laux

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “If This is Paradise,” by Dorianne Laux.

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Closet Recordings: W.S. Merwin

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Unwritten,” by. W.S. Merwin.

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Closet Recordings: Barbara Ras

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “You Can’t Have It All,” by Barbara Ras.

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Closet Recordings:Marie Howe and The Poetry Lesson

On this special edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain read “Courage” by Marie Howe, and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos this weekend! We…

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Closet Recordings: Jane Hirshfield

In this, the ninth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Day Beginning with Seeing the International Space Station and a Full Moon Over the Gulf of Mexico and All Its Invisible Fishes,” by Jane Hirshfield.

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Closet Recordings: Philip Levine

In this, the eighth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Mercy” by Philip Levine.

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Closet Recordings: Adélia Prado

In this seventh edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “Guide” by Adélia Prado, translated into English by Ellen Doré Watson.

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Closet Recordings: Pablo Neruda and The Friday Poetry Lesson

On this special Friday edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to My Socks” and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos…

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Closet Recordings: Lucille Clifton

In this fifth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “Blessing The Boats,” by Lucille Clifton.

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Closet Recordings: Stanley Kunitz

In this fourth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Layers,” by Stanley Kunitz.

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Closet Recordings: Wendell Berry

In this third of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Peace of Wild Things,” by Wendell Berry.

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Closet Recordings: Mary Oliver

In this second of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “When I am Among The Trees,” by Mary Oliver.

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Closet Recordings: William Stafford

As we all try to adapt to life during this pandemic, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain will add perspective and guidance through poetry. In the first of our special episodes of This is Just To Say titled, Closet Recordings, Fountain reads William Stafford‘s poem “For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid.”

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Traci Brimhall

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Traci Brimhall about how hard it is to write a love poem, let alone a funny one. They swap quotes and discuss living the life of a “poet,” and Traci reads her poem, “Love Poem Without A Drop Of Hyperbole In It.“

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Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet and music writer Hanif Abdurraqib talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about his new book A Fortune For Your Disaster, following rabbit holes, and how he became a poet, on this edition of This Is Just To Say.  

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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…

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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.

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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!

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