KUT » This is Just to Say

KUT » This is Just to Say

Host Carrie Fountain talks with poets about the poems they make and love.

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April 24, 2020 15 min
In this edition of This is Just To Say: The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist, Carrie Fountain channels the poetry and wisdom of poet Kenneth Koch and asks us all to write one sentence that begins with, “I wish…”   Email your wishes to Carrie here.
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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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April 17, 2020 4 min
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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April 14, 2020 4 min
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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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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April 9, 2020 6 min
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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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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April 2, 2020 6 min
In this, the tenth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Failing and Falling,” by Jack Gilbert.
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April 1, 2020 5 min
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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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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March 30, 2020 5 min
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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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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March 26, 2020 4 min
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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March 26, 2020 5 min
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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March 25, 2020 3 min
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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March 23, 2020 4 min
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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March 22, 2020 2 min
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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March 11, 2020 46 min
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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February 10, 2020 40 min
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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**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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