The Writer's Almanac

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

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Secret History by Charles Simic | Sunday, June 19, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Of the light in my room: Its mood swings, Dark-morning glooms, Summer ecstasies. Spider on the wall, Lamp burning late, Shoes left by the bed, I’m your humble scribe. Dust balls, simple souls Conferring in the corner. The pearl earring she lost, Still to be found. Silence of falling snow, Night vanishing without trace, Only... Read more »

On the Strength of All Conviction and the Stamina of Love by Jennifer Michael Hecht | Saturday, June 18, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Sometimes I think we could have gone on. All of us. Trying. Forever. But they didn’t fill the desert with pyramids. They just built some. Some. They’re not still out there, building them now. Everyone, everywhere, gets up, and goes home. Yet we must not diabolize time. Right? We must not curse the passage of... Read more »