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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Andrei Codrescu (kah-DREHS-kew) has written novels, including Messiah (1999), Casanova in Bohemia (2002), and Wakefield (2004), and a collection of shorter pieces, A Bar in Brooklyn: Novellas and Stories, 1970-1978 (1999). He wrote the screenplay for Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century (1993), which won several awards, including a Peabody Award. He has published collections of essays, including Zombifications: Essays from National Public Radio (1994), Hail Babylon! Looking for the American City at the End of the Millenium (1998), New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writing from the City (2006), and The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (2009), and several memoir/travelogues, including The Hole in the Flag: A Romanian Exile’s Story of Return and Revolution (1991) and Ay Cuba! A Socio-Erotic Journey (1999).

He founded and has served as editor for and contributor to the online journal Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life. He has also been a commentator on National Public Radio and a columnist for Gambit Weekly, a prize-winning alternative newspaper in New Orleans. He has translated the work of Lucian Blaga, a modern Romanian poet, and edited anthologies of material from Exquisite Corpse. He has also issued a number of audio tapes and compact discs.