ABOUT CARRIE FOUNTAIN:
Poet and author Carrie Fountain has published three collections of poetry: The Life, Instant Winner, and Burn Lake, winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Award, and the young adult novel I’m Not Missing. Her first children’s book, The Poem Forest (Candlewick Press, 2022) tells the story of American poet W.S. Merwin and the palm forest he grew from scratch on the island of Maui. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among many other publications. She is the host of KUT’s “This Is Just to Say,” a radio show and podcast where she has intimate conversations on the writing life with other poets and writers. She served as the 2019 Texas Poet Laureate, is writer-in-residence at St. Edward’s University, and lives in Austin, TX.