The Writer's Almanac

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

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Praise Be by Lowell Jaeger | Thursday, April 20, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Praise be to the not-nearly-a-girl anymore clerking at our local grocery outlet since junior high. Single mom, moved up after a decade of customer service to manage four well-ordered aisles of hairsprays, lipsticks, and youthful glow in glittering squeeze tubes. Familiar red-headed, brown-eyed, gap-toothed smile. Willing to put aside her boxes of chores to chat... Read more »

Dark and Late by Catherine Abbey Hodges | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

This dark porch has brimmed with light like a bowl with water like a throat with laughter afternoons of light years of afternoons scintillating dawns flagrant noons underwater-green dusks and nights dark and late lit by candles, hands, eyes with the leap that’s the life we’ve come for, what we carry nonchalant white-knuckled down the... Read more »