The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

i carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings | Friday, October 14, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)                                                                i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a... Read more »

The Radiation Waiting Room by Susan Herron Sibbet | Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

They bring us to this pastel room,           point to the lockers,           point to the dressing rooms. It could almost be a gym,           only there’s a wheelchair, there’s Health News,           there’s a complicated flower jigsaw puzzle,           there are romance novels to borrow           in case you will be returning often. We change into gowns that tie in... Read more »

We’ve Had This Conversation Before by Joseph Mills | Sunday, October 09, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

We’ve had this conversation before, my daughter and I, many times, about what she might buy with her allowance, about candy, about how her brother annoys her, about where her birth mother might be, and we’ve had this conversation before, my son and I, many times, about how fast he is, how fast horses are,... Read more »