Carrie Fountain, Poet Laureate of the state of Texas, has been featured in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, and The New Yorker. Her first collection, Burn Lake, was a National Poetry Series winner. Her second collection, Instant Winner, was published by Penguin Random House. Fountain’s debut novel for young adults, I’m Not Missing, was published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan). Her first children’s book, The Poem Forest, about the life and legacy of poet and ecologist W.S. Merwin, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press.