Good Poems

By Garrison Keillor (Introduction by); Garrison Keillor (Selected by)
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142003442, 476pp.

Publication Date: August 2003

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Description
Every day people tune in to "The Writer's Almanac" on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by Keillor for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m."
"Good Poems" includes verse about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. 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. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.



About the Author
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.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.



Praise For Good Poems

"A pretty dandy candy jar. The range of poets is wide, the tone is unpretentious, and the poems are all . . . good." (San Francisco Chronicle)

"These are poems to live in comfort with all one's life." (Booklist)

"[Keillor is] Will Rogers with grammar lessons, Aesop with no ax to grind, the common man's MoliFre." (The Houston Chronicle)

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