The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Learning the Bicycle by Wyatt Prunty | Sunday, April 26, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The older children pedal past Stable as little gyros, spinning hard To supper, bath, and bed, until at last We also quit, silent and tired Beside the darkening yard where trees Now shadow up instead of down. Their predictable lengths can only tease Her as, head lowered, she walks her bike alone Somewhere between her... Read more »

Detroit Pheasant by Michael Lauchlan | Saturday, April 25, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

From a window, the boss calls to us where we load his truck with bricks. “Turn around fellas—look.” A pheasant wades through the brown grass across the street, vanishing and emerging from the tangle. A shed leans near a phone pole. Bumpers glint from the weeds. Blocks from the old foundation angle through the earth.... Read more »