Listen to Garrison Keillor read Thom Tammaro’s (English, MFA Program) poem, “Closing the Cabin,” on Keillor’s popular radio program “The Writer’s Almanac” on Friday, September 14. Local listeners can tune in to “The Writer’s Almanac” at KCCM 91.1 at 6:14 a.m. and 6:14 p.m. and KDSU-FM 91.9 at 2:54 p.m.
“The Writer’s Almanac” is a daily radio and on-line program and podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance. It is hosted by Garrison Keillor and is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Each daily program includes vignettes about authors and other noteworthy people whose birthdays or significant events coincide with the date of the particular program, as well as excerpts of important events in history. The program continues with the reading of a poem or two chosen and read by Keillor, and ends with Keillor’s traditional sign-off, “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”
“The Writer’s Almanac” reaches more than 2.5 million listeners—averaging over 767,000 listeners each day—on nearly 400 public radio stations. It is also broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, Mondays through Fridays at 12:01 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:01 PM. The Writer’s Almanac is also available on-demand as a podcast.
“The Writer’s Almanac” is also streamed and podcast from and archived at the APM website.