Andrei Codrescu Poet, essayist and novelist Andrei Codrescu has been contributing commentaries to NPR's award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered since 1983. During this time, he's also reported from Romania, Cuba and New Orleans.
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Andrei Codrescu

Commentator, All Things Considered

Andrei Codrescu (www.codrescu.com) has been a commentator on All Things Considered since 1983. He is an homme-de-lettres whose novels, essays and poetry have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania to Detroit in 1965. He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse.

He has received a Peabody award for the PBS version of his film Road Scholar, and has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996). His new books are The Posthuman Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (Princeton University Press, 2009) and Jealous Witness: New Poems (Coffee House Press), with a CD of Storm Songs by The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars. Andrei lives in New Orleans and the Ozarks.

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Google Backs A New Digital World, But What About The Real New World?

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

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When The TV Set Goes Dark, One Soundtrack Replaces Another

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Despite Guinness And Google, Some Barroom Questions Go Unanswered

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To Buy Or Not To Buy A Bookstore, And Some Considerations

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Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text?

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What's Behind Romania's Church Building Spree?

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The Future Is Here! Is It 1950?

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An Argument For Living The Inner Life Without Your Own Thoughts

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Qatari Poet Sentenced To Life In Prison For Writing

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Remembering A Great Literary Translator

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Dusty Pretzels A Relic Of Romania's 'Folk Capitalism'

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50 Years Later, New Dog Replaces A Long-Lost Friend

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A Look Back At MSNBC's Heady Early Days

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