The Writer's Almanac

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

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The Sound of Summer by David Budbill | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The screened door slamming tells me it is summer. There are other sounds only in the summer, too. The hummingbirds moving from feeder to feeder on the porch, chickadee’s two-note song we hear early on summer mornings, ravens croaking back to their aeries on the ledges every summer evening. There are other birds too, visitors... Read more »

Falling by Jane Attanucci | Friday, August 11, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I’ve fallen many times: the usual stumbles over secret schoolgirl crushes, head-over-heels for teen heartthrobs. I loved them all. I’ve fallen so many times: tripped down the aisle over husband, daughter, son. Madly and deeply, I love them all. I’ve fallen again and again: new friends, a mentor, a muse, numerous books, a few authors,... Read more »

After the Wedding by John Daniel | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

          for Marilyn After the white balloons were swept away on the wind that had swallowed most of our vows, after the embraces and tears, the flung rose petals, after new friends and old friends and aunts from everywhere, after you tossed the bouquet, and the cries of the children raised coyote cries on the rim,... Read more »