The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Oct. 18, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Commuter Buddhist"

by Jeffrey Harrison,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Oct. 17, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Six Cheerful Couplets on Death"

by Michael Blumenthal,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, October 17, 2014.