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Garrison Keillor

Essay, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20070518

The popular host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor discusses his love and appreciation for poetry and his belief that it is a necessary part of public discourse. He reads from the preface of his most recent poetry anthology, Good Poems for Hard Times. Keillor also takes on modern politics in another recent book, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America, in which he defends the progressive ideals that early Midwestern settlers espoused. 

 

| Subject Matter: The Importance of Poetry, Modern Politics, Progressive Ideals | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Essay, Poetry |

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