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Elegy by Ron Koertge | Saturday, July 23, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 23rd, 2016

Episode 655 of 786 episodes

Poets can’t wait to bury their fathers so they can write about it. Mine wanted no part of that. “I’ll bury myself, thank you.” I thought he meant later, but that afternoon he left a note: I’m dead. I dialed his cell. The reception was bad at that speed but he heard me ask, “What... Read more »

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