Radiozine on 12/15/11
From the series Bookwaves Calvin Trillin, columnist and essayist, discusses his latest work, "Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff" with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded in front of an audience in Berkeley on September 19, 2011 as a benefit for KPFA-FM radio.
Calvin Trillin, who became The Nation’s “deadline poet” in 1990, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of Deciding the Next Decider, A Heckuva Job, Obliviously On He Sails, and About Alice. He has also written verse on the events of the day for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. He says he believes in an inclusive political system that prohibits from public office only those whose names have awkward meter or are difficult to rhyme. He lives in New York.