According to storyteller and radio host Garrison Keillor, ?stickiness, memorability, is one sign of a good poem. You hear it and a day later some of it is still there in the brainpan.?
In a lively afternoon, enjoy a poetry reading like no other, as Keillor brings his humor and eloquence to some poems from the archives of his ?Writer?s Almanac? segment on NPR. From Raymond Carver to Emily Dickinson to Charles Simic, the poems are guaranteed to raise flagging spirits and to inspire anyone in need of a dose of wisdom or honesty. And they fit Keillor?s definition of ?good.? They?re not highbrow or complicated, but when times are hard, the poems are what we need them to be: funny, thoughtful, even comforting.
Keillor?s Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking) is available for signing after the program.
Added by brokekid on July 29, 2005