The Writer's Almanac

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

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Perennial by Kendra Tanacea | Saturday, March 25, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The rhododendron in Monroe          from the picture window of my childhood home, that gave us, every year, its first bloom on the fourth          of June. Lilacs every April, a constant hedge of baby’s breath. These things          still happen in my absence. And, at the edge of the yard, where all my efforts cease,          the wild... Read more »

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Tony Hoagland | Thursday, March 23, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

On Friday afternoon David said he was divesting his holdings                      in Stephanie dot org. And Cindy announced she was getting rid of all her Dan-obelia,                 and did anyone want a tennis racket or a cardigan? Alice told Michael that she was transplanting herself                         to another brand of potting soil And Jason composed a 3-chord blues... Read more »