The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Oct. 4, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Story of Ferdinand the Bull"

by Matt Mason,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Oct. 3, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Fatherhood, Beginnings"

by Jason Tandon,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, October 3, 2014.

Oct. 1, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"For Jessica, My Daughter"

by Mark Strand,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Sep. 29, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"We drove across high prairie..."

by Athena Kildegaard,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 29, 2014.