The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

May. 18, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"

by Walt Whitman,

and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, May 18, 2014.

May. 14, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"At the Very Lengthy Meeting"

by Kevin McCaffrey,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, May 14, 2014.