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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...

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 ...

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...

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
It's the birthday of the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, (books by this author) born in Sussex, England (1792). One of his most famous ...

NEWS re The Writer’s Almanac

NEWS re The Writer’s Almanac
Day and date accurate installments of The Writer’s Almanac are now available daily on The Writer’s Almanac Facebook page or on Garrison Keillor’s w...