The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

The Poet’s Occasional Alternative by Grace Paley | Sunday, December 11, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I was going to write a poem I made a pie instead      it took about the same amount of time of course the pie was a final draft      a poem would have had some distance to go      days and weeks and much crumpled paper the pie already had a talking tumbling audience among small trucks and a fire... Read more »