The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Nov. 8, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"April Day in November, Edinburgh"

by Norman MacCaig,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Nov. 5, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"November Fifth, Riverside Drive"

by Katha Pollitt,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

Nov. 3, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"First Love"

by Jeanie Greensfelder,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, November 3, 2014.