ANDREI CODRESCU was born in SIbiu, Transylvania, Romania, and emigrated to the United States in 1966. He is the author of numerous books: poems, novels, and essays. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books and Ideas. He was a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. He taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University.
"With humor and grace, wisdom and tenderness, Codrescu transforms the commonplace into the miraculous. His work is cause for celebration." – Kay Boyle
"Andrei Codrescu lives and writes at the edge of his imagination. He is a poet of hope and political defiance, of exaltation and exuberance." – Walter Bargen
I wrote my first book of poems, License to Carry a Gun (Big Table, 1970), when I first lived in New York City, 1967–1970. Those were troubled times and I was 21 years-old. Decades later the city has changed and the times are still troubled. These poems, 2016–2018, try to find out just how changed my dear city and how troubled my days
University of Pittsburgh Press March 2019
An avid collector of traditional Japanese tales, legends, and myths, Hearn taught literature and wrote his own tales for both Japanese and Western audiences. Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn brings together twenty-eight of Hearn’s strangest and most entertaining stories in one elegant volume.
Princeton University Press July 2019
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The genius of any poetry is fragile because it does not reside in any of its analytically identifiable components. This collection of Lucian Blaga's poetry includes all his work before he was silenced by postwar censorship.
In Praise of Sleep: Selected Poems of Lucian Blaga, Translated Andrei Codrescu
Commonwealth Books/Black Widow February 2019