Carol Ann Russell recently received an Artist Fellowship from the Region 2 Arts Council. The fellowship recognizes Russell's lifelong achievements in poetry and will financially support her efforts to publish a fifth volume of poetry - a retrospective including poems from earlier in her life alongside new works. In addition to the four books of her own poetry, Russell's work has been included in many literary magazines including Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Portland Review, Montana Review, and Visions International. Her poems have been included in more than 13 anthologies. In this segment of Area Voices, Carol Ann Russell speaks about about her poetry, her influences, the work of poets, and also reads several of her poems.