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Good Poems

Nonfiction: Poetry / Anthologies
Abridged   4.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/21/2002

Good Poems

Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565116948
Digital Download ISBN:9781598879582


The poetry-loving host of public radio’s The Writer’s Almanac collects favorite poems from the show and reads them with a number of contemporary poets.

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Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds.

Some poems are wise, some are funny, some are soothing or heartwarming. All were chosen for their wit, frankness, passion, and, in Keillor's words, their “utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m.”

The poems are read by Keillor and a number of the poets including:

Garrison Keillor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Robert Bly
David Budbill
Hayden Carruth
Billy Collins
Stephen Dunn
Edward Field
Donald Hall
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Louis Jenkins
Galway Kinnell
Maxine Kumin
Orville Lund
Sharon Olds
Linda Pastan
Gerald Stern
Joyce Sutphen
Henry Taylor

Author Bio

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.