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Episodes

  • Sep. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Summer Morning" by Louis Simpson, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, September 2, 214.
  • Sep. 22, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Names" by Danusha Lam'eacuteris, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 22, 214.
  • Sep. 21, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, September 21, 214.
  • Sep. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 20, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Sorrel Filly" by Wendell Berry, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, September 2, 214.
  • Sep. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "For a Five-Year-Old" by Fleur Adcock, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, September 1, 214.
  • Sep. 18, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Reading Anna Karenina" by Karina Borowicz, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, September 18, 214.
  • Sep. 17, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 17, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "We Shall Be Released" by Joseph Stroud, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, September 17, 214.
  • Sep. 16, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Grandchildren" by Olivia Stiffler, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, September 16, 214.
  • Sep. 15, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 15, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "One Good Thing" by Edwin Romond, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 15, 214.
  • Sep. 14, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Biscuits" by Willa Schneberg, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, September 14, 214.
  • Sep. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 13, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Chambermaids in the Marriott in Midmorning" by Maxine Kumin, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, September 1, 214.
  • Sep. 12, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Choose Something Like a Star" by Robert Frost, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, September 12, 214.
  • Sep. 11, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Solitudes" by Margaret Gibson, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, September 11, 214.
  • Sep. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Night Fishing" by Peter Sears, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, September 1, 214.
  • Sep. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Problem of Describing Trees" by Robert Hass, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, September , 214.
  • Sep. 8, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 8, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "What the Window Washers Did" by Margaret Hasse, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 8, 214.
  • Sep. 7, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 7, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "August" by George Bilgere, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, September 7, 214.
  • Sep. 6, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Appetite" by Maxine Kumin, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, September 6, 214.
  • Sep. 5, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Bottled Water" by Kim Dower, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, September 5, 214.
  • Sep. 4, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 4, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Cezanne's Success" by Stephen Dobyns, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, September 4, 214.
  • Sep. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 3, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "North Star" by Sheila Packa, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, September , 214.
  • Sep. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Summer Ends" by Wendell Berry, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, September 2, 214.
  • Sep. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Sep 1, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Recipe for a Salad" by Sydney Smith, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, September 1, 214.
  • Aug. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 31, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "August" by John Updike, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, August 1, 214.
  • Aug. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Season" by W. S. Merwin, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, August , 214.
  • Aug. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Take Love for Granted" by Jack Ridl, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, August 2, 214.
  • Aug. 28, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 28, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Be Kind" by Michael Blumenthal, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, August 28, 214.
  • Aug. 27, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Coming Home at Twilight in Late Summer" by Jane Kenyon, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 27, 214.
  • Aug. 26, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 26, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Tramps and Bowlers" by Clive James, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, August 26, 214.
  • Aug. 25, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Evening on the Lawn" by Gary Soto, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, August 25, 214.
  • Aug. 24, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 24, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Home Are the Sailors" by Samuel Hazo, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, August 24, 214.
  • Aug. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "In Several Colors" by Jane Kenyon, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, August 2, 214.
  • Aug. 22, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "You're the Top" by Tony Hoagland, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, August 22, 214.
  • Aug. 21, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Lower Chesapeake Bay" by Maxine Kumin, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, August 21, 214.
  • Aug. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 20, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "First Song" by Joseph Stroud, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 2, 214.
  • Aug. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Country of Trees" by Mary Oliver, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, August 1, 214.
  • Aug. 18, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Cabbages of Chekhov" by Robert Bly, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, August 18, 214.
  • Aug. 17, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 17, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Directions" by Joseph Stroud, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, August 17, 214.
  • Aug. 16, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "At Home" by Joshua Mehigan, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, August 16, 214.
  • Aug. 15, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 15, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Absolute September" by Mary Jo Salter, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, August 15, 214.
  • Aug. 14, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Postscript" by Seamus Heaney, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, August 14, 214.
  • Aug. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 13, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "At the Tea Garden" by Margaret Hasse, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 1, 214.
  • Aug. 12, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Fifties" by Barbara Crooker, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, August 12, 214.
  • Aug. 11, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Failing and Flying" by Jack Gilbert, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, August 11, 214.
  • Aug. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "the spill" by Charles Bukowski, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, August 1, 214.
  • Aug. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Fly" by William Blake, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, August , 214.
  • Aug. 8, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 8, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Boarder" by Lewis Simpson, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, August 8, 214.
  • Aug. 7, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 7, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "A Caterpillar on the Desk" by Robert Bly, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, August 7, 214.
  • Aug. 6, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Coffee Cup" by Donald Hall, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 6, 214.
  • Aug. 5, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Summer's Elegy" by Howard Nemerov, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, August 5, 214.
  • Aug. 4, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 4, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "What Gorgeous Thing" by Mary Oliver, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, August 4, 214.
  • Aug. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 3, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "As Birds Are Fitted to the Boughs" by Louis Simpson, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, August , 214.
  • Aug. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Apple Orchard" by Dana Gioia, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, August 2, 214.
  • Aug. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Aug 1, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Surfer Girl" by Barbara Crooker, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, August 1, 214.
  • Jul. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 31, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "In Memoriam" by Leo Dangel, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July 1, 214.
  • Jul. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Raspberries in My Driveway" by Erica Jong, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, July , 214.
  • Jul. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Radiance" by Wally Swist, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, July 2, 214.
  • Jul. 28, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 28, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Away!" by Robert Frost, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 28, 214.
  • Jul. 27, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "For the Children" by Gary Snyder, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, July 27, 214.
  • Jul. 26, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 26, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "You Were Asleep" by James Laughlin, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, July 26, 214.
  • Jul. 25, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Ice Cream Truck" by Terri Kirby Erickson, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, July 25, 214.
  • Jul. 24, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 24, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "What the Doctor Said" by Raymond Carver, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July 24, 214.
  • Jul. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Small boy" by Norman MacCaig, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, July 2, 214.
  • Jul. 22, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Cherishing What Isn't" by Jack Gilbert, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, July 22, 214.
  • Jul. 21, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Some People Think" by James Laughlin, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 21, 214.
  • Jul. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 20, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Enough" by Robin Chapman, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, July 2, 214.
  • Jul. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "I Meet My Grandmother in Italy" by Katrina Vandenberg, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, July 1, 214.
  • Jul. 18, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Kindness to Animals" by Anonymous, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, July 18, 214.
  • Jul. 17, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 17, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Evening Walk" by Charles Simic, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July 17, 214.
  • Jul. 16, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Sound of Sunlight" by Todd Davis, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, July 16, 214.
  • Jul. 15, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 15, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Solitude" by Alexander Pope, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, July 15, 214.
  • Jul. 14, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "No" by Mark Doty, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 14, 214.
  • Jul. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 13, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Summer" by John Clare, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, July 1, 214.
  • Jul. 12, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Affair in the Office" by Paul Hostovsky, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, July 12, 214.
  • Jul. 11, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Last Perfect Season" by Joyce Sutphen, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, July 11, 214.
  • Jul. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Pied Beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July 1, 214.
  • Jul. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Marrying Late" by Katrina Vandenberg, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, July , 214.
  • Jul. 8, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 8, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Reunion" by Robert Kinsley, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, July 8, 214.
  • Jul. 7, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 7, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Poem on the Fridge" by Paul Hostovsky, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 7, 214.
  • Jul. 6, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "One Summer" by W. S. Merwin, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, July 6, 214.
  • Jul. 5, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Pelicans of San Felipe" by John Daniel, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, July 5, 214.
  • Jul. 4, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 4, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Wild Turkeys" by Richard Taylor, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, July 4, 214.
  • Jul. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 3, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "How the Trees on Summer Nights Turn into a Dark River" by Barbara Crooker, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July , 214.
  • Jul. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "In the Corners of Fields" by Ted Kooser, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, July 2, 214.
  • Jul. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jul 1, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Soul Selects Her Own Society" by Emily Dickinson, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, July 1, 214.
  • Jun. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Rhubarb" by Sheila Packa, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, June , 214.
  • Jun. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Illinois" by Philip F. Deaver, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, June 2, 214.
  • Jun. 28, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 28, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Benefits of an Active Lifestyle" by Hal Sirowitz, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, June 28, 214.
  • Jun. 27, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Loons Mating" by David Wagoner, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, June 27, 214.
  • Jun. 26, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 26, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "VII" by Wendell Berry, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, June 26, 214.
  • Jun. 25, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Thoughts in a Garden" by Andrew Marvell, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, June 25, 214.
  • Jun. 24, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 24, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Irish Weather" by Tess Gallagher, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, June 24, 214.
  • Jun. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Old Blue" by William Stafford, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, June 2, 214.
  • Jun. 22, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Young and Old" by Charles Kingsley, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, June 22, 214.
  • Jun. 21, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Fishing Below The Dam" by Louis Jenkins, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, June 21, 214.
  • Jun. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 20, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Spelling Bee" by Faith Shearin, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, June 2, 214.
  • Jun. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "After Work" by Jane Hirshfield, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, June 1, 214.
  • Jun. 18, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "XI" by Wendell Berry, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, June 18, 214.
  • Jun. 17, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 17, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "So much depends upon" by Tom Chandler, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, June 17, 214.
  • Jun. 16, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Vernal Sentiment" by Theodore Roethke, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, June 16, 214.
  • Jun. 15, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 15, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, June 15, 214.
  • Jun. 14, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Genius" by Billy Collins, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, June 14, 214.
  • Jun. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 13, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Night" by Louise Bogan, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, June 1, 214.
  • Jun. 12, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Homecoming" by W. S. Merwin, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, June 12, 214.
  • Jun. 11, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred Tennyson, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, June 11, 214.
  • Jun. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Progress" by Carrie Fountain, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, June 1, 214.
  • Jun. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "At Quarter to Five" by Angela Janda, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, June , 214.
  • Jun. 8, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 8, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Relief" by Kay Ryan, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, June 8, 214.
  • Jun. 7, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 7, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Song" by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, June 7, 214.
  • Jun. 6, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "No Problem" by Kevin McCaffrey, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, June 6, 214.
  • Jun. 5, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Possibilities" by Linda Pastan, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, June 5, 214.
  • Jun. 4, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 4, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Night in the Mountains" by Heather Allen, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, June 4, 214.
  • Jun. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 3, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Naming the Baby" by Faith Shearin, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, June , 214.
  • Jun. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Hay for the Horses" by Gary Snyder, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, June 2, 214.
  • Jun. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    Jun 1, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Last Things I'll Remember" by Joyce Sutphen, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, June 1, 214.
  • May. 1, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    May 31, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Sins of the Fathers" by Mark Vinz, and the literary and historical notes for Saturday, May 1, 214.
  • May. , 214: The Writer's Almanac

    May 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Months" by Linda Pastan, and the literary and historical notes for Friday, May , 214.
  • May. 2, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    May 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Want of Peace" by Wendell Berry, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, May 2, 214.
  • May. 28, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    May 28, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "The Last Rose of Summer" by Thomas Moore, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, May 28, 214.
  • May. 27, 214: The Writer's Almanac

    May 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Poem: "Grace" by Linda Pastan, and the literary and historical notes for Tuesday, May 27, 214.