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a candle for my son!

Andrei Codrescu
Poet, novelist, screenwriter, essayist, columnist
University Professor at Louisiana State University

Born: December 20, 1946, Sibiu, Romania

Emigrated to the United States in 1966 and became a U.S. citizen in 1981

Activities

  • poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter
  • columnist on National Public Radio
  • editor of Exquisite Corpse, a literary journal on line at www.corpse.org
  • MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Recent Publications

Poetry

  • Alien Candor: Selected Poems, 1970-1995, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 1996
  • Poezii Alese/Selected Poetry, bi-lingual edition, English and Romanian, Bucharest, Paralela 45 Publishing House, 2000
  • Belligerence, Minneapolis, Coffee House Press, 1993
  • Comrade Past and Mister Present, Minneapolis, Coffee House Press, 1991

Fiction

  • A Bar in Brooklyn: Novellas & Stories, 1970-1978, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 1999
  • Messiah, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1999, a novel.
  • The Blood Countess, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995, a novel; Dell paperback, 1996; National best-seller
  • The Repentance of Lorraine, New York, Rhinoceros Books,1994, a novel

Memoirs and Travelogues:

  • An Involuntary Genius in America’s Shoes (and What Happened Afterwards), Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow Press, 2001; re-issue of “The Life & Times of an Involuntary Genius,” 1976, and “In America’s Shoes,” 1983, with new forward and coda-essay
  • Ay, Cuba! A Socio-Erotic Journey. With photographs by David Graham, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1999; New York: Picador, 2001
  • Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century, New York, Hyperion, 1993, with photographs by David Graham. A journal of the making of the movie "Road Scholar," written by and starring Andrei Codrescu. General release: Goldwyn Company. TV: PBS. Video: Hallmark Entertainment. Winner of the Peabody Award
  • The Hole in the Flag: a Romanian Exile's Story of Return and Revolution, New York, Morrow,1991; Avon pp.1992. A book about the 1989 revolution in Romania. New York Times "Notable Book," 1991, 1992.

Essays:

  • The Devil Never Sleeps & Other Essays. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2000
  • Hail Babylon! Looking for the American City at the End of the Millenium, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998
  • The Dog With the Chip in His Neck: Essays from NPR & Elsewhere, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1996
  • Zombification: Essays from NPR, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995; New York, Picador pp., 1996
  • The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995; New York: Picador, 1996
  • The Disappearance of the Outside: a Manifesto for Escape. Boston:Addison-Wesley Co.1990; a study of exile
  • A Craving for Swan, Columbus, Ohio State University Press,1988
  • Raised by Puppets Only to Be Killed by Research, Boston, Addison-Wesley Co.1987

Translation

  • At the Court of Yearning: Poems by Lucian Blaga. Columbus, Ohio State University Press,1989; translation of Romania's great modern poet

Anthologies

  • Thus Spake the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998. Volume Two, Fictions, Travels, and Translations, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 2000
  • Thus Spake the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998. Volume One, Poetry and Essays, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 1999
  • American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century, New York, 4 Walls/8 Windows, 1996
  • American Poetry Since 1970: Up Late, New York, 4 Walls/8 Windows, 1988. Five printings.
  • The Stiffest of the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader, 1983-1990, San Francisco, City Lights Books, 1990

Audio tapes/CDs

  • The Valley of Christmas, GertTown Records, 1998
  • Plato Sucks, Los Angeles, Dove Audio, 1996
  • Fax Your Prayers, Los Angeles, Dove Audio, 1995
  • No Tacos for Saddam, Los Angeles, Gang of Seven, BMG Distributors
  • American Life with Andrei Codrescu, Washington DC, NPR. Two one-hour tapes.

Film

  • Road Scholar.
    Public Policy Productions. Feature documentary written by and starring Andrei Codrescu, produced by Roger Weisberg, directed by Roger Weisberg and Jean de Segonzac. Winner: George Foster Peabody Award, Golden Eagle Award, Cine Festival; Chris Award, Columbus Film Festival. Best Documentary: Seattle International Film Festival; Best Documentary: San Francisco Film Festival. Distributed nationally by Samuel Goldwyn Co. Premiered on PBS, Fall 1994.Hallmark Video.

National Appearances

  • NPR: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, weekly commentary
  • MSNBC.COM, bi-weekly commentary
  • NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel, frequent contributor, commentary
  • ARCHITECTURE, Stereopticon: a monthly column
  • THE BALTIMORE SUN, bi-weekly columnist
  • FUNNY TIMES, regular contributor
  • GAMBIT WEEKLY, columnist.

Appearances on THE TODAY SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW, THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW, CNN-INTERNATIONAL HOUR, C-SPAN, ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, CBS NEWS

Writes commentary and book reviews for THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, NEWSDAY, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, PLAYBOY, SIERRA MAGAZINE, DIGITAL MEDIA, INDEX ON CENSORSHIP.

Lectures extensively, participates in national and international symposia

AWARDS:

  • MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English, LSU
  • Peabody Award for Road Scholar
  • Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for poetry; editing; radio
  • Big Table Poetry Award
  • Towson State University Literature Prize
  • General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize
  • ACLU Freedom of Speech Award
  • Mayor's Arts Award, New Orleans
  • Literature Prize of the Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest

References

  • CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS AUTOBIOGRAPHY SERIES, Volume 19, 1994. Gale Research. ANDREI CODRESCU.
  • ANDREI CODRESCU: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1966-1990 by Daniel Lee Butcher. M.A. thesis based on the Codrescu holdings at LSU's Hill Memorial Library.
  • XAVIER REVIEW, Vol. 20, No.1, New Orleans 2000. "Tanslating Codrescu into Romanian" by Ioana Avadani; "Andreiology" by Julian Semilian; "Codrescu Verses America: A Postmodern Turned Loose" by Tim Lehnert.
  • ROMANI IN STIINTA SI CULTURA OCCIDENTALA, American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Davis 1992. Encyclopedia: Romanians in Arts & Sciences in the Western world.
  • SONG OF MY EMERGING SELF: THE POETRY OF ANDREI CODRESCU by Ileana Alexandra Orlich. MELUS, Volume 18, No.3, Fall 1993.
  • SCRIITORI DIN DIASPORA: ANDREI CODRESCU by Florea Firan. Analele Universitatii din Craiova, Seria Stiinte Filologice, Literatura Romana si Universala, Nr.1-12, 1997
  • ANDREI CODRESCU’S MIORITIC SPACE by Richard Collins. MELUS, Volume 23, Number 3, Fall 1998.
 

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