The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Sep. 29, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"We drove across high prairie..."

by Athena Kildegaard,

and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 29, 2014.

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.