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(VIDEO) Garrison Keillor strikes a chord

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(VIDEO) Garrison Keillor strikes a chord

Garrison Keillor at Agnes Scott on Oct. 29.

Garrison Keillor at Agnes Scott on Oct. 29.

Garrison Keillor stopped by last night. He spoke at Presser Hall over at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. on Oct. 29 and read from his new book of poems  O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound.

Keillor is most famous for his NPR Show “A Prairie Home Companion.”

He’s a man keenly in touch with his audience. He spoke with warmth to a room full of strangers as if he’d known them all for years. Keillor led them in song, their voices filling the chapel inside Presser Hall. He read his own poems while poking fun at the conventions of poetry.

“I wrote one on the famous native of Decatur, Georgia, Roy A. Blount,” Keillor said. ” … Roy Blount, not related to the senator, the Republican Senator from Missouri. Wanted to make sure you understood that.”

“Here’s to my friend Roy A. Blount, with a small gravy stain down his front, he came to St. Paul and spoke in a drawl, they thought he was drunk, but he wadn’t.”

He stayed after the show to sign books. When the people waiting for him formed a line, he told them all to sit down. He then went around to each one of them, shook their hands and signed their books for them.