The Writer's Almanac

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

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Take Your Kids to the Funeral by Michelle Boisseau | Monday, August 29, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Let them stretch out on the cool pews and listen to the valves of the church pump with coughs and foot scrapes. Let them discover the pleasing weirdness of pressing your belly against the seat edge and swinging your legs. Let them roll the bulletin into a telescope, stare a hole into their hands and... Read more »

Ars Poetica II by Charles Wright | Thursday, August 25, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I find, after all these years, I am a believer— I believe what the thunder and lightning have to say; I believe that dreams are real,                                                        and that death has two reprisals; I believe that dead leaves and black water fill my heart. I shall die like a cloud, beautiful, white, full of nothingness. The... Read more »