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"When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, 'When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state' for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."--Garrison Keillor
Features music by Rich Dworsky.
Please note content contains adult themes.
Garrison Keillor loves poetry. Each day, public radio listeners hear him read one of his favorite poems on The Writerand#8217;s Almanac
. He has published three previous poetry collections: 3 Doz. Poems
(the most popular poems from the radio program), Good Poems
(classic and contemporary poems), and Good Poems for Hard Times
(consoling, rousing, and truthful poems to raise flagging spirits).
Fans of A Prairie Home Companion know that Keillor also writes poetryand#151;sonnets, in fact. He occasionally reads one of his own sonnets on the air, and itand#8217;s a rare treat.
Sonnets 1983-2008 collects Keillorand#8217;s own poems, written over the past twenty-five years. Features music by Rich Dworsky.
Fans of "A Prairie Home Companion" know that Keillor loves to read and write poetry--sonnets, in particular. This work collects Keillor's own poems, written over the past 25 years. Unabridged. 2 CDs.
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.