The Writer's Almanac

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

Recent Episodes

I Have Thoughts that Are Fed by the Sun by William Wordsworth | Thursday, April 07, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I have thoughts that are fed by the sun:      The things which I see      Are welcome to me,      Welcome every one –      I do not wish to lie           Dead, dead, Dead, without any company.      Here alone on my bed With thoughts that are fed by the sun, And hopes that are welcome every one,      Happy... Read more »

Morning by Kristen Case | Wednesday, April 06, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Against all probability our bulbs have blossomed, opened their white rooms, given their assent. I pull myself from your breathing to take a closer look. It happened overnight. Outside a flock of birds folds and unfolds its single body. I start the coffee. Light comes from impossible directions. You are still asleep. I cup the... Read more »