The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Sep. 27, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"A City Girl Feeds Country Cows"

by Sandra Becker,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Sep. 26, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Elegy for the Giant Tortoises"

by Margaret Atwood,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, September 26, 2014.

Sep. 24, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Last Swim of Summer"

by Jonathan Galassi,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, September 24, 2014.