Andrei Codrescu

What: An Evening with Andrei Codrescu
When: Thursday, March 28, 8 pm (Meet/Greet Tickets, 7:00)
Where: The Kessler Theater
Admission: $20 Gen, $37.50 Reserved, $200 Tables VIP/Meet-Greet, $400 Suites VIP/Meet-Greet
Members: From $15
Sponsored by: Half Price Books

Andrei Codrescu ( has published two new books: “So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2012” and “Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes)”.  Codrescu was born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, and emigrated to the United States in 1966 at the age of nineteen. His first poetry book in English License to Carry a Gun won the Big Table Poetry award in 1970. In 1983 he founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas ( From 1984 until his retirement in 2009 he taught Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English. He has been a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1983. Codrescu has received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar. (1991). He has covered the fall of Romania’s Ceausescu regime for National Public Radio (NPR) and ABC News, an experience chronicled in The Hole in the Flag: an Exile’s Story of Return and Revolution. He has also reported from Cuba and Martinique, and is the winner of several Lowell Thomas awards for travel journalism. Among his many books are, The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, (2009; The Poetry Lesson (2010), and whatever gets you through the night: a story of sheherezade and the arabian entertainments (2011). He lives in the Arkansas Ozarks near the Buffalo River National Park.


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