The Writer's Almanac

Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

Recent Episodes

Apr. 23, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time"

by William Shakespeare,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Apr. 22, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"I Happened To Be Standing"

by Mary Oliver,

and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Apr. 20, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Sunday Brunch at the Old Country Buffet"

by Anne Caston,

and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, April 20, 2014.