Synopses & Reviews
The favorite poems from Garrison Keillor's daily radio program The Writer's Almanac
Ge Mig En Dag (Scandinavian traditional) Abecedary (Thomas Disch) Old Mother Hubbard (traditional) Frankenstein (Edward Field) Names of Horses (Donald Hall) To One Who Asked Me Why I Love J.G. (Ephelia) What I Learned from My Mother (Julie Kasdorf) When Adam Was Created (anonymous) Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? (William Shakespeare) Casey Jones (anonymous) I Think to Live (Emily Dickenson) Fallacy of Experience (William Harmon) Crocodile (William Jay Smith) Spring (Mary Oliver) I Go Back to May, 1937 (Sharon Olds) Language of Crows (Louis Jenkins)
Every day, public radio listeners hear Garrison Keillor reading one of his favorite poems on "The Writer's Almanac"--humorous verse, love sonnets, children's rhymes, classic and contemporary poems. This entertaining collection presents the most popular poems from the program.
About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.