Carrie Fountain and Cindy Huyser

Please join us for our second Fall Membership Drive show! This week, we speak with two poets: Carrie Fountain and Cindy Huyser.

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Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Tin House. Her first collection, Burn Lake, was a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Award and was published by Penguin in 2010. Penguin will publish her second collection, Instant Winner, in 2014. Fountain is writer-in-residence at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their children.

Cindy Huyser’s chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems, was named co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Poetry Chapbook contest by judge Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. She has worked as a power plant operator, computer programmer, and poetry editor. Her poems have been published in a number of journals and anthologies, including The Comstock Review, The Nassau Review, San Pedro River Review, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Twenty of her poems appear in Layers (Plain View Press, 1994). She edited the Texas Poetry Calendar for Dos Gatos Press from 2009 – 2014.