Keillor reads Updike poem on Writer’s Almanac

The featured poem for Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor is Updike’s “Tools.” It’s in print format with a link to download Keillor reading the poem. It’s easy to see why Keillor chose this particular poem for Black Friday, the biggest retail shopping day of the year.

“Tools” begins, “Tell me, how do the manufacturers of tools / turn a profit? I have used the same clawed hammer / for forty years. The screwdriver misted with rust / once slipped into my young hand, a new / householder’s.”

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor:  “Tools,” by John Updike


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