Garrison Keillor

Heather Masse - Beautiful Dreamer

Heather Masse - Beautiful Dreamer
New York-based singer-songwriter Heather Masse is a member of the acclaimed Juno Award-winning Canadian band The Wailin' Jennys, and she has perfor...

Remembering Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Remembering Mary Oliver (1935-2019)
We are so sad that a great friend of ours has passed away. Beloved poet Mary Oliver passed away today at her home in Florida at the age of 83 after...

Billy Collins

Billy Collins
How many of you love Billy Collins? Billy has said that if it weren't for The Writer's Almanac and its mission to celebrate poetry, he would be doi...

All in Due Time by Richard Dworsky

All in Due Time by Richard Dworsky
"All in Due Time is a collection of my stylistically diverse original compositions, recorded in collaboration with some of my amazingly gifted fri...

Giving thanks to Writer's Almanac fans

Giving thanks to Writer's Almanac fans
This Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude to the fans of The Writer’s Almanac who inspired us to keep producing new episodes after ...

A Prairie Home Companion: Duets 2

A Prairie Home Companion: Duets 2
“The world is full of lonesome singers, bless their hearts, who need to tell us about their empty days and weepy nights, but the answer to their di...

The Ryman Auditorium x Prairie Home History

The Ryman Auditorium x Prairie Home History
One of our staff members recently visited Nashville, TN with his traveling senior softball team (yes, this is a true story!) and he popped into th...

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs
Known worldwide as a country music superstar, Ricky Skaggs has recently been returning to his musical roots: bluegrass. He's even created his own r...

A Prairie Home Companion LIVE

A Prairie Home Companion LIVE
Beamed into nearly 570 U.S. movie theaters last February, this special "cinecast" performance of A Prairie Home Companion at the Fitzgerald Theater...

Old Sweet Songs from A Prairie Home Companion: 1974 - 1976

Old Sweet Songs from A Prairie Home Companion: 1974 - 1976
Producer's note: The ¼-inch, 2-track tapes we used to record the earliest episodes of A Prairie Home Companion have survived flood, smoke damage, a...

Poet Interview: Barbara Crooker

Poet Interview:  Barbara Crooker
The 2017 poetry collection Les Fauves is your most recent book. What is ekphrastic poetry? Ekphrastic poetry is just a fancy term for poems that ha...

Joyce Sutphen

Joyce Sutphen
It's the birthday of poet Joyce Sutphen (books by this author), born near St. Joseph, Minnesota (1949). She grew up on a small farm. She was one of...