Fear of the Bad Poem: Open the Door to New Writing Possibilities
Presented by Gemini Ink Literary Arts Center
October 17, 2015
Confront your fears and generate new material for your writing. Speak to yourself through encouraging and fun exercises. Welcome new possibilities. Experiment, surprise yourself, and—yes—dare to fail, which can often result in otherwise unconsidered success.
Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Poetry, and other publications. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Her second collection, Instant Winner (Penguin), was published in 2014. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received an MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin with her husband, playwright Kirk Lynn, and their children.