There are many sad things going on these days. Unfortunately as icons fall, some of their good works fall with them. I have read Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac on a daily basis for years. Almost all of the poetry I read is inspired by the Almanac – either more poems by the featured poet or work of others mentioned in the “on this day” section.
When I heard the news about Garrison in November, the first thing I did was to search online to see if the archives were still around, hoping the APM (American Public Media) would publish them on their own. I’ve checked every week since then. Nothing. I even talked to Dale to see if he knew whether Garrison was going to continue on another platform. Probably not.
So now I’m officially in mourning. I love poetry and I’m struggling to figure out where to get my poetry fix these days. I’m know there’s lots of poetry out there but the Almanac was such a perfect setting for me that I’m thinking that my world from here on in will just be a little sadder for the loss of it.
Two questions today:
Is there a product you’ve had to learn to live without?
Where do you recommend I go for my poetry fix?”