The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Dec. 2, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Promissory Note"

by Galway Kinnell,

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

Nov. 28, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"An Apology for Using the Word 'Heart' in Too Many Poems"

by Hayden Carruth,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, November 28, 2014.

Nov. 27, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Holiday Concert"

by Maryann Corbett,

and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, November 27, 2014.