The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

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.

Sep. 21, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

by William Butler Yeats,

and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Sep. 20, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Sorrel Filly"

by Wendell Berry,

and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, September 20, 2014.