Do you like poetry? Do you enjoy random bits of history about writers? Poets? Things in history? Do you just adore listening to Garrison Keillor? Do you want a daily audio update about all these things?
Well, you’ve come to the right place to direct you t an even better place. I have discovered The Writer’s Almanac. And what is this, you ask me? Why it’s a marvelous little daily podcast hosted by the most marvelous and talented Garrison Keillor. Every day Mr. Keillor reads the birthday of one or two famous authors/writers, a bit of history for the date, and lastly a poem. Done in his marvelous voice it can be soothing or just the thing to hear in the morning, taking no more than just five minutes, it’s about the time it takes to get fully dressed, or for you women out there, maybe get half your makeup on. It’s charming and informative, and well come on. It’s Garrison Keillor and how can you go wrong.Supported by The Poetry Foundation, it’s a marvelous little thing.
How did I find out about this? Surprisingly enough, Wikipedia when was reading about Billy Collins, poet, who has become my favorite modern poet. Within the article about him, it was mentioned that he co-hosted The Writer’s Almanac for the summer of 2013. Well, I just had to find out about it and wow, I’m so excited.
So, I urge you to check it out. It’s quick and fun, and well, we could all use a smidge of literary in our daily lives.