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Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Podcast by Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Podcast

by Garrison Keillor

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The Writer's Almanac Podcast hosted by Garrison Keillor is a wonderful way to start your day. Though well known already for being the figurehead of NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion", Keillor has been offering this daily dose of poetry and history for many years as well. Each episode typically begins with a note on a person or event that has shaped a given day in history, followed by a poem rendered in Keillor's peerless style.


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Five extra minutes with GK
Reviewer highdesertgypsy
 October 07, 2009
This is a refreshing connection with Garrison. I thoroughly enjoy everything he puts his hand to, and the Writer's Almanac was no disappointment. I am mostly fascinated about where GK finds this material? Because of his contributions to life all around us, we are richer in so many ways. I'm so grateful for his willingness to share his gifts with a hungry world searching for escape and delight; He has the ability to connect us to so many places we would never experience otherwise. Speaking for me, I am better for the exposure to all he creates!

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A Dream of the Future by Joyce Sutphen | Monday, May 29, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Mon, May 29, 2017


The future that never happens is the one that makes us do what we do while we are waiting for what is never going to come to take us away from the past, which is a country that we do not know anymore, where the language is strange, only almost familiar. Years not only go... Read more »

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At the Pitch by Maxine Kumin | Sunday, May 28, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Sun, May 28, 2017


If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness, Eberhart wrote but there was his wife Betty hanging onto his coattails for dear life to the end of her life. No one intervened when my mother’s brother’s wife ran off with the new young rabbi every woman in the congregation had a... Read more »

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The Bookstall by Linda Pastan | Saturday, May 27, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Sat, May 27, 2017


Just looking at them I grow greedy, as if they were freshly baked loaves waiting on their shelves to be broken open—that one and that—and I make my choice in a mood of exalted luck, browsing among them like a cow in sweetest pasture. For life is continuous as long as they wait to be... Read more »

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Watching my Parents Sleeping Beside an Open Window Near the Sea by Rebecca McClanahan | Friday, May 26, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Fri, May 26, 2017


Needing them still, I come when I can, this time to the sea where we share a room: their double bed, my single. Morning fog paints the pale scene even paler. Lace curtains breathing, the chenille spread folded back, my father’s feet white sails furled at the edge of blue pajamas. Every child’s dream, a... Read more »

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Loafing by Raymond Carver | Thursday, May 25, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Thu, May 25, 2017


I looked into the room a moment ago, and this is what I saw — my chair in its place by the window, the book turned facedown on the table. And on the sill, the cigarette left burning in its ashtray. Malingerer! my uncle yelled at me so long ago. He was right. I’ve set... Read more »

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Where Go the Boats by Robert Louis Stevenson | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Wed, May 24, 2017


Dark brown is the river, Golden is the sand. It flows along for ever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boating— Where will all come home? On goes the river And out past the mill, Away down the valley, A way down the hill. Away down... Read more »

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the great escape by Charles Bukowski | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Tue, May 23, 2017


listen, he said, you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a bucket? no, I told him. well, what happens is that now and then one crab will climb up on top of the others and begin to climb toward the top of the bucket, then, just as he’s about to escape another crab grabs... Read more »

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Market Day by Linda Pastan | Monday, May 22, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Mon, May 22, 2017


We have traveled all this way to see the real France: these trays of apricots and grapes spilled out like semi-precious stones for us to choose; a milky way of cheeses whose names like planets I forget; heraldic sole displayed on ice, as if the fish themselves had just escaped, leaving their scaled armor behind.... Read more »

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Observations of an OB/GYN Nurse by Lois Parker Edstrom | Sunday, May 21, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Sun, May 21, 2017


       In memory of Dr. Tom Critchfield The babies, CEOs of his life, set the schedule, write the script. They arrive in predawn hours and the middle of the afternoon unaware of an overflowing waiting room or his need for a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. The police recognize his car, escort him to the hospital... Read more »

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Widnoon by W. S. Merwin | Saturday, May 20, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Sat, May 20, 2017


On the green hill with the river beyond it long ago and my father there and my grandmother standing in her faded clothes wrinkled high-laced black shoes in the spring grass among the few gravestones inside their low fence by the small white wooden church the clear panes of its windows letting the scene through... Read more »

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: G018781