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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac

Prairie Home Productions

The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance. Each day's offering is five minutes long and contains "on this day in history" information as well as an accessible poem.

1111 - The Writer's Almanac - Monday, August 2, 2021
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  • 1111 - The Writer's Almanac - Monday, August 2, 2021

    On this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, not on the fourth of July as is popularly believed.

    Mon, 02 Aug 2021
  • 1110 - The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, August 1, 2021

    It’s the birthday of Maria Mitchell, born in 1818. A devoted anti-slavery activist and suffragette, she became the first acknowledged female astronomer.

    Sun, 01 Aug 2021
  • 1109 - The Writer's Almanac - Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Today is the birthday of poet Kim Addonizio, born in 1954. We feature her poem “High Desert, New Mexico.”

    Sat, 31 Jul 2021
  • 1108 - The Writer's Almanac - Friday, July 30, 2021

    Author of “Wuthering Heights,” Emily Brontë was born on this day, 1818

    Fri, 30 Jul 2021
  • 1107 - The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Poet Stanley Kunitz was born on this day in 1905 in in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was appointed the poet laureate of the United States when he was 95 years old.

    Thu, 29 Jul 2021