The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Apr. 26, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Prayer for a Field Mouse"

by Pat Riviere-Seel,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Apr. 24, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Elegy for a Walnut Tree"

by W. S. Merwin,

and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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.