Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in Tin House, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among others. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Her second collection, Instant Winner, was published by Penguin in 2014. Fountain is the host of NPR's This Is Just To Say, a radio show and podcast where she talks to contemporary poets about the poems they make and the poems they love.
Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Currently writer-in-residence at St. Edward's University and Visiting Professor at the Michener Center, she lives in Austin with her husband, playwright Kirk Lynn, and their children.