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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Remembering Donald Hall

Poet Donald Hall passed on June 23, 2018. On this edition of This is Just To Say poet and novelist Carrie Fountain celebrates his life and work.

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Sarah Ruhl On Poet Max Ritvo

Playwright Sarah Ruhl reads Max Ritvo‘s poem “Refuge for Sarah” from her book, Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship, and talks with Carrie Fountain about their relationship, his poetry, and  the value of empathy and friendship today.

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José Olivarez

Poet José Olivarez reads his poem, “Getting Ready to Say I Love You to My Dad, It Rains,” from his new book Citizen Illegal, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about family, immigration, and the stories he wants to share through his poetry.

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Carrie Fountain Remembers Poet Tony Hoagland

Tony Hoagland was an American poet who passed away on October 23, 2018. On this episode of This is Just To Say poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads his poem “Disappointment” and talks with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy about Hoagland’s life and legacy.

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Literature, Poetry, Activism, and Immigration

Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with novelist Natalia Sylvester, poet Emmy Pérez, and activist Maria Oliveira, about the power of sharing stories, how poetry can unite, and the links between vintage clothing and resistance.

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Carrie Fountain Reads W.S. Merwin

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads W.S. Merwin‘s poem “Thanks” and talks with producer KUT’s Rebecca McInroy about how complicated it is to feel and show gratitude in a complex and troubled world.

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Erika Meitner

Poet Erika Meitner reads her poem “I’ll Remember You As You Were, Not As You’ll Become,” and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about working in documentary film, coming to poetry, and what it means to her to write “political poetry” today.

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Naomi Shihab Nye

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye about her writing practice, her role as a teacher and mentor, and about her new book, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners.

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Lisa Olstein

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Lisa Olstein  about trusting her writing process, her roots as a poet, and about her haunting and beautiful poem “This Is Our American America Here Is Our Son.”    

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Ada Limón

Poet Ada Limón talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her new book “The Carrying,” and what it means to write intimately as a woman. We also hear from her snoring wonderdog Lily Bean.

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Natalie Diaz

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Natalie Diaz about her poetry project with Ada Limón for the New Yorker, “Envelopes of Air“, and much more.

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Maggie Smith

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

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