Andrei Codrescu: No Time Like Now

Tuesday March 26: 7:30PM 8:30PM

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Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as author, poet and essayist Andrei Codrescu shares his new collection of poetry No Time Like Now: Poems. See what others are already saying about the new book:

“In his newest collection of lyric poems, the brilliant Andrei Codrescu reveals himself yet again as our funniest/saddest contemporary bard. Newly returned to New York, the city of his youth, Codrescu the flâneur observes the daily disjunctions of Manhattan life in all their absurdity. Astonishingly honest, bittersweet, hilarious, and heart-breaking: No Time Like Now is a book you must read!”--Marjorie Perloff, the eminent critic of modern and post-modern American poetry. Among her recent books is the memoir, The Vienna Paradox.                                            

“Andrei went there as an adolescent (U.S.); later I came here (France): we have known each other forever. I read his new book no time like now and see how similar (semblable) we remain in a zoo world of cellphone-users with customs. Older ones who have mastered their art are left with the glee of language. These poems also contain plenty of love.”--Alice Notley, one of America’s greatest living poets. The artist Rudy Burckhardt once wrote that Notley may be “our present-day Homer.” 

“On every page, Andrei provides us with a poetic tap on the shoulder: ‘We are still in the wine roses goat and sesame seed phase of the revolution.’ In other words, there is as much joy as there is threat in the world, as much threat as there is possibility; we are called to respond, and remember. This collection repairs and raises our spirit(s).”--Sharon Mesmer, prolific poet, founder of the Flarf movement, and professor at the New School in New York.

Andrei Codrescu (http://www.codrescu.com/) is the author of poetry, fiction, and essays. He is the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters (1983-2016) http://www.corpse.org/. His book, So Recently Rent a World: New & Selected Poems, 1968-2012, was a National Book Award nominee. Codrescu has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1983, has received a Peabody award for his film Road Scholar, and the Ovidius Prize in poetry.  He has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania and Cuba. Codrescu is Disinguished Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University. He lives in New Orleans, the Ozarks, and New York.

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