The Writer's Almanac

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

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After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood by Sharon Olds | Thursday, November 19, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

When you tilted toward me, arms out like someone trying to walk through a fire, when you swayed toward me, crying out you were sorry for what you had done to me, your eyes filling with terrible liquid like balls of mercury from a broken thermometer skidding on the floor, when you quietly screamed Where... Read more »