The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Sep. 4, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Cezanne's Success"

by Stephen Dobyns,

and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, September 4, 2014.

Sep. 2, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Summer Ends"

by Wendell Berry,

and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Sep. 1, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Recipe for a Salad"

by Sydney Smith,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 1, 2014.