Andrei Codrescu (codrescu.com) was born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. His first poetry book "Permit to Carry a Gun" won the Large Table Poetry award. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Suggestions (corpse.org), educated poetry and literature at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, along with Louisiana State University at which he was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English. He is a frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered since 1983, has received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the movie "Road Scholar. In 1989 he returned to his native Romania to pay the fall of the Ceausescu regime for NPR and ABC News, also composed "The Hole in the Flag: an Exile's Story of Return and Revolution" He's the author of books of poetry, books, essays; so the most recent are "The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess," (2009) "The Poetry Lesson" (2010) and "whatever gets you through the night: a narrative of sheherezade and also the arabian entertainments" (2011), all published by Princeton University Press.
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