The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Andrei Codrescu
 
The indescribable Andrei Codrescu follows up on last year's how-to-live-as-art manual, The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, with what critic Marjorie Perloff describes as a "comic masterpiece," The Poetry Lesson. The book is about a new form of releasing the secret of turning on your Rimbaud faucet; a "rambling meditation on teaching and poetry," describes critic Phillip Lopate. At the Getty, Codrescu talks art, poetry, and makes you feel in peril.

Andrei Codrescu is an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, and NPR commentator. He taught literature and creative writing at Louisiana State University for 25 years before retiring in 2009. His books include The Posthuman Dada Guide; New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City; Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century; and Jealous Witness: Poems. Codrescu contributed to the Getty's catalogue of Walker Evans's Cuba photographs.

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