The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Nov. 21, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"The Shoulders of Women"

by Jeffrey Harrison,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, November 21, 2014.

Nov. 20, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Recollection of Tranquility"

by Idris Anderson,

and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Nov. 19, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Gettysburg Address"

by Abraham Lincoln,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Nov. 18, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Adirondack Moosehead"

by Jeffrey Harrison,

and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Nov. 17, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"A Child's Evening Prayer"

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, November 17, 2014.