Private Reading – NYC
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Private Reading – NYC

Andrei joins Mary Gaitskill, Daniel Pinchbeck and Noah Rinsky for a loft reading.

MARY GAITSKILL is the author of Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, Don't Cry, Two Girls, Fat and Thin, Veronica and The Mare.  Her most recent book is a collection of essays titled Somebody With A Little Hammer. 

DANIEL PINCHBECK is the author of Breaking Open the Head2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Notes from the Edge Times, and How Soon Is Now. He co-founded Evolver.net web magazine, Reality Sandwich. His next book, When Plants Dream, written with Sophia Rokhlin, comes out next fall.

NOAH RINSKY is the producer of Unfriended and Searching, and is author of The Well

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Forgiven Submarine Orchestral Work – Premiere
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Forgiven Submarine Orchestral Work – Premiere

  • Alice Pratt Brown Hall Stude Concert Hall (map)
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Rice University's Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will premiere Shane Monds orchestral work based on the Forgiven Submarine. This piece received the 2018 Cooper Prize for Composition from Rice.

The Forgiven Submarine is a collaborative poem by Andrei Codrescu and Ruxandra Cesereanu.

shanemonds.com

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Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema Festival – Panel Discussion
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema Festival – Panel Discussion

  • BAM Rose Cinemas – Peter Jay Sharp Building (map)
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Following the screening of  “I Don’t Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians” – a film by Radu Jude

What good are flashlights to the blind? A discussion with Andrei Codrescu, Andrei Craciun and Carmen Firan, moderated by Corina Suteu

Radu Jude’s film projects investigate how writers imagine, transfigure and recast reality and historical memory. These experienced writers are certain to engage in thought-provoking dialogue on this topic and its implications.

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Poetry with the BREAKNECK RIDGE REVUE
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry with the BREAKNECK RIDGE REVUE

Andrei will be the featured poet joining Breakneck Ridge Revue at their home in Beacon, NY to honor the memory of their close friend Dan Einbender. Folk music sets interspersed with poetry.

The Breakneck Review is Andrew Revkin, David A Ross, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Todd Giudice and Mark Murphy. They will be joined by the Trouble Sisters, Jeremy Schonfeld, Daniel Garcia 

Dinner w/ show reserve between 5-6:30p; Show @7:00p
$15 advance/ $20 at the door

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"In Conversation" – Poetry Reading & Q&A
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

"In Conversation" – Poetry Reading & Q&A

Andrei reading, followed by Q&A moderated by Kenneth Goldsmith. Madison Square Park Bandshell.

The free "In Conversation" series, curated by Kenneth Goldsmith,  presents literary readings in/around Full Steam Ahead: the Mad. Sq. Art exhibition by artist Arlene Shechet. Tuesdays at 12pm-1pm from November 6 - December 11. 

The installation is on view September 25, 2018 through April 28, 2019.

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The Brooklyn Rail's New 1 BY 1 Feature: Inaugural Essay – For Bill Berkson
Sep
7
to Sep 9

The Brooklyn Rail's New 1 BY 1 Feature: Inaugural Essay – For Bill Berkson

Andrei has contributed "For Bill Berkson" to the Brooklyn Rail's September 2018 edition. 

The Brooklyn Rail launches is new feature entitled 1 BY 1. In this series, the magazine asks for public submissions of 1000 words or less describing, without naming, an artwork inspirational to author.

More information here

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Contribution – MAINTENANT 12: a journal of contemporary dada writing & art
Jul
1
to Jul 7

Contribution – MAINTENANT 12: a journal of contemporary dada writing & art

Three Rooms Press’ ongoing MAINTENANT contemporary dada journal series.

We all like  “We Are All A ‘Like.'”  Socially speaking, “like” has reacted to events, people, images.  How this judgement of compulsory positivism is turning all of us into liars is a new disease that we are adding to the DSM. 

MAINTENANT 12 features provocative cover art by artist Nicole Eisenman, and the work of nearly 200 artists and writers from six continents.

Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges – editors

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Public Talk: The Future is a Vampire
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Public Talk: The Future is a Vampire

  • Washington and Lee University; Northern Auditorium (map)
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Washington and Lee University, Lexington Virginia

What is a crossroads in history? Are literary genres signposts at these crossroads? What does the future require of the past? We will explore these questions in the context of literature in the age of rapidly evolving artificial intelligence. The future is here, using the resources of our language and bodies to increase its velocity. THE FUTURE IS A VAMPIRE.

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Dia:Chelsea Readings in Contemporary Poetry - Andrei Codrescu & David Henderson
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Dia:Chelsea Readings in Contemporary Poetry - Andrei Codrescu & David Henderson

Dia Art Foundation's Readings in Contemporary Poetry with Andrei Codrescu and David Henderson, series presented by Vincent Katz

This event was rescheduled from December 5, 2017

Dia:Chelsea  535 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011  (212) 989-5566

Free for Dia members

$10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors

Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are also available at the door, subject to availability

Major support for Readings in Contemporary Poetry provided by Lévy Gorvy. Additional support provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Beverages compliments of Brooklyn Brewery. Media Sponsor: The Brooklyn Rail. 

The Readings in Contemporary Poetry series is part of the Sackler Institute at Dia Art Foundation.

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The Poetry Project Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading
Dec
31
to Jan 1

The Poetry Project Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading

  • St Marks Church In-The-Bowery (map)
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"... untamed gathering of over 140 poets together revealing ... an avenging engine of resistance and eager vehicle of the nascent year. The Marathon measures its success through insurrectionist reframings of the universe ... [&] also helps fund as many as 85 additional events every year — not to mention The Poetry Project NewsletterThe Recluse and legendary workshops."

Check back for approximate reading time. Andrei will likely read between 8-11:30p

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THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE STRONGER THAN THE PIGS’ TECHNOLOGY
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE STRONGER THAN THE PIGS’ TECHNOLOGY

  • Center for Experimental Humanities (map)
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Symposium & Exhibition - Revolutionary Poetry & the Militant Left at NYU's Center for Experimental Humanities

In conjunction with the exhibition at Fortnight Institute, New York University will host a one-day symposium considering poetry, revolution, and left-wing militancy in America during the late 1960s and in our own time. The event will take place from 2 until 6 pm on Friday November 17th, 2017, followed by an evening of readings, debate, and reflection at the gallery. Confirmed participants include poet, novelist and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, communications strategist and activist David Fenton, Nuyorican poet Jesús Papoleto Melendez, artist and Black Mask / Up Against the Wall Motherfucker founder Ben Morea, Detroit-born American painter Ellen Phelan, documentary filmmaker Matt Peterson, photographer and White Panther Party member Leni Sinclair, NYU Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History Thomas Sugrue, with others to be announced.

Gallery Events after the symposium: 60 East 4th St. NYC 10003     https://fortnight.institute

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PROSE PROS hosted by Martha King & Elinor Nauen At Sidewalk Cafe: Andrei Codrescu & Don Yorty at the Sidewalk Cafe, 6:30 PM,
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

PROSE PROS hosted by Martha King & Elinor Nauen At Sidewalk Cafe: Andrei Codrescu & Don Yorty at the Sidewalk Cafe, 6:30 PM,

Andrei Codrescu & Don Yorty

*PROSE PROS*: hosted by Martha KIng & Elinor Nauen

at the SideWalk Café: 94 Avenue A at 6th Street, NYC    212-473-737

F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue)

Andrei Codrescu (codrescu.com) writes poetry, novels, stories, essays and more. He will be reading for the first time from his latest not-yet-published novel, I Never Complained: Mother Part Two, and prose poems from no time like now: notes from the red pipe. Here is one:

From Andrei's most recent work: flat is dead

New Orleans late night zen pickup reroutes me gently above molly's where a motley crew of gutter-punks are drawing cross-legged on the tilted floor, writing with colored chalk on blackboard walls, making paper birds and rag dolls to place in uneven boxes nailed to the same walls, lying down on the hardwood floors reading. their dogs, mostly rottweilers, but also german shepherds and dachsunds, lie quietly beside their busy owners, some of them chained to tattooed arms. It's 4 am in the French Quarter. It's not flat. 

Louise Nevelson rumbles up a hill watching cows come home tired at dusk their dull bells fading. She watches them walk into their stalls below the people they keep warm at night. Their bellies are full. They watch some TV. Then in the frozen morning she hears the ice crunching under the boots of sleepy children coming to milk them. They leave with sloshing buckets of milk and walk into the warm kitchen where the fireplace is already blazing and the bacon is sizzling. The pancakes turn like Bucharest girls at a Black Sea beach, brown on one side, still white on the other. Louise is in her studio making models of cows, girls, and pancakes. The bucolic and the modern fit when they go home to their coffins. This is the past. It isn’t flat. —from flat is dead

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