Early every morning, people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. Here, for the first time, is a collection of those poems, chosen by Keillor for their wit, their simplicity, their passion, and their utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m. Selected and arranged with marvelous style, Good Poems includes poems about lovers, work, failure, snow, everyday life, beasts, trips, elders, death and transcendence, and the color yellow. Classic poets are set beside contemporary greats and young writers. Good Poems is for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.