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Andrei Codrescu

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Poet and writer, born in Sibiu, Romania. He studied at the University of Bucharest (1965 BA) and emigrated to the USA in 1966. He taught at many institutions, such as Johns Hopkins (1979–80), the University of Baltimore (1982–4), and Louisiana State University (1984). His first poetry collection, License to Carry a Gun (1970), brought him critical acclaim, and his later works of poetry and prose reveal a provocative, humorous, and surrealistic stylist. He produced several series for National Public Radio (NPR), and has been a commentator for NPR's ‘All Things Considered’, and for Radio Free Europe. Among other editorial and journalistic positions, he was the editor of Exquisite Corpse: A Monthly Review of Books and Ideas (1983). His experiences while driving cross-country in his 1986 Cadillac convertible resulted in a film, Road Scholar (1993).

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