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American Summer by Edward Hirsch | Thursday, July 16, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 16th, 2015

Episode 277 of 787 episodes

Each day was a time clock that scarcely moved, a slow fist punching us in, punching us out, electric heat smoldering in the purple air, but each night was a towering white fly ball to center field — “a can of corn” — coming down through stars glittering above the diamond. Each day was a... Read more »

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