Noon - Tin House publisher, founder Win Mc Cormack
Win McCormack is a publisher, editor and writer whose name may be less familiar than the titles of his articles, books and the magazine Tin House, which he founded. It's been an unqualified success story in the world of literary magazines, but led further to creation of a publishing house of the same name: Tin House Books. The magazine’s current issue, which arrived at my door just weeks before the election, announced “The Political Future” and included some of the most remarkable stories, poems, interviews and analysis I’ve read in its ten years of publication, with contributions from Dorothy Allison, Markos “Daily Kos” Zuniga, Francine Prose, Barry Sanders, the poet Kevin Young, playwright Wallace Shawn and many more, including McCormack’s own essay, “The End of Democracy?” and his conversation with Thomas Frank. For its (nearly) ten year anniversary, and to celebrate this exemplary issue on politics I thought it time to check in with the visionary publisher behind Tin House magazine and Tin House Books and, post-election, get his take on politics and the arts, publishing and more.
And stay tuned, for poet Brian Turner.
More Bibliocracy at 12:30
Today, in our second half-hour, I present another reading aired in collaboration with the outstanding community poetry series at Casa Romantica in Orange County. In May of this year combat veteran and poet Brian Turner read to a full house, new poems and poems from his collection, Here, Bullet, a remarkable collection built on his personal experiences in war, his scholarship and travels. Originally from Fresno, Californa, Turner has been published in Poetry Daily, Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Georgia Review, Rattle, Virginia Quarterly Review, and ZYZZYVA. His poems have also appeared in an anthology, Voices in Wartime. Turner received the Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, Here, Bullet, published by Alice James Books. Brian Turner is an MFA graduate of the University of Oregon and a U.S. Army veteran. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq beginning November 2003, with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In 1999 and 2000 he was with the 10th Mountain Division, deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks again to Casa Romantica. http://www.casaromanticareadingseries.org/