McCormick earned a doctorate in creative writing-poetry from Western Michigan University in 1995. His works have appeared in CutBank, The Lucid Stone, SLANT, Rattapallax and most recently in The Pedestal. His poem “Trouble” won the 2010 Dzanc Best of the Web prize. McCormick’s “Lot (Hermes in Tulips)” was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. He lives in and teaches in Rochester, Minnesota.
The Cane River Reading Series will feature Erika Jo Brown, BJ Love, Phillip Estes on Oct. 17 and Laurie Ann Cedilnik and Glenn Shaheen on Nov. 11.