Garrison Keillor

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Garrison Keillor.

Administrative / Biographical History

Garrison Keillor is the host and writer of radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, and wrote the screenplay for Robert Altman’s film A Prairie Home Companion in which he also appears. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is the author of Lake Wobegon Days (1985), The Book of Guys (1993), Love Me (2003), and and a trilogy of Lake Wobegon novels, Pontoon, Liberty and Pilgrims. Born in Anoka, Minnesota, in 1942, he graduated from the University of Minnesota, and lives in St Paul and New York.

77 Love Sonnets (Common Good Books, USA, 2009; Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2011) is his first collection of his own poetry; he reads all the poems on two CDs issued separately from the book by Highbridge in the US but included with Bloodaxe's UK edition.