While some may feel that poetry is a dying profession, it is proving to be the contrary for St. Edward's own faculty member, Carrie Fountain, who was one of five poets to recently win the prestigious National Poetry Series's 2009 Open Competition. (Open, meaning anyone and everyone can compete. Big deal!)
The five winners of the competition are published with one of five leading publishers. And Fountain, a former fellow of the Michener Center for Writers, picked up what's arguably the most honorable publisher: Penguin.
Do I hear a resident faculty position in the near future? I wouldn't be surprised.
If you're interested in hearing some of Fountain's award-winning Burn Lake, she'll be reading at St. Edward's tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7:30 p.m. Free.