Andrei Codrescu is one of our most noted poets and public intellectuals. His talk will demonstrate, in his words, “the deeper unmentionables of dada activism through synesthetic art jiu jitsu.” Born in Sibiu, Romania, Codrescu explores politics and society as a poet, novelist, essayist and film-maker. Widely known as a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, he returned to his native Romania in 1989 to cover the collapse of the dictatorship for NPR and ABC News. He has written over forty books, including The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (Princeton University Press, 2009), and is a winner of the Peabody Award and the Ovidius Prize.
His recent poetry collection, So Recently Rent a World (Coffee House Press, 2012) was a National Book Award nominee. He is a MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of literature at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Andrei Codrescu lying on the guest-bed of an art collector under a portrait of Mao by Andy Warhol.