The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Modern Declaration by Edna St. Vincent Millay | Wednesday, February 01, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I, having loved ever since I was a child a few things, never         having wavered In these affections; never through shyness in the houses of the         rich or in the presence of clergymen· having denied these         loves; Never when worked upon by cynics like chiropractors having         grunted or clicked a vertebra to the discredit of... Read more »

Outside of Richmond, Virginia, Sunday by Deborah Slicer | Sunday, January 29, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

It’s the kind of mid-January afternoon— the sky as calm as an empty bed, fields indulgent, black Angus finally sitting down to chew— that makes a girl ride her bike up and down the same muddy track of road between the gray barn and the state highway all afternoon, the black mutt with the white... Read more »