The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Nov. 10, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt)"

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, November 10, 2014.

Nov. 9, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"1510 How happy is the little Stone"

by Emily Dickinson,

and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Nov. 8, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"April Day in November, Edinburgh"

by Norman MacCaig,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, November 8, 2014.