The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

Mar. 12, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"A Plain Ordinary Steel Needle Can Float on Pure Water"

by Kay Ryan,

and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Mar. 11, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"Walking Alone in Late Winter"

by Jane Kenyon,

and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Mar. 7, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

Poem:
"When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (excerpt)"

by Galway Kinnell,

and the literary and historical notes for Friday, March 7, 2014.