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      April 9, 2020

      Thursday   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor
      Chicago, Illinois 60601

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      My America: Andrei Codrescu

      Born in Romania, ANDREI CODRESCU came to the United States in 1966, first to Detroit and then to New York City. His latest work, No Time Like Now: Poems acts as a sequel of sorts to his License to Carry a Gun (1970) which focused on Codrescu’s initial experiences in New York City from 1967-1970. Codrescu is also a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio.

      Presented in conjunction with the AWM’s special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, this program is part of the Jeanne M. & John W. Rowe program series, a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American.

      More about No Time Like Now from Codrescu himself:

      “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.”

      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.

      Cost: Payment required - AWM Members : Free, $6 for Members Guests, $10 for Non-Members

      Categories: Literary & Books

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