Comrade Past & Mister Present
Coffee House Press, 1986
This collection contains several long poems as well as prose and journal entries, including memoirs and opinion on moral, sexual, and political issues.
“This perpetual outsider offers ample evidence that even as his life grows more settled, he continues to push at his own outer limits…. [Codrescu] shifts effortlessly from comic surrealist to naturalist, philosopher to saint to madman, but he is always the seeker after transcendence, in thrall to the unknown” —The New York Times Book Review