The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Jan. 21, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Fictional Characters"

by Danusha Laméris,

and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Jan. 20, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Song of Wandering Angus"

by William Butler Yeats,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, January 20, 2014.

Jan. 19, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Raven (excerpt)"

by Edgar Allan Poe,

and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, January 19, 2014.