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Andrei Codrescu

Life, with Wit and Humor

About Andrei Codrescu

Andrei Codrescu is a professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and the editor of the literary journal Exquisite Corpse. Born in Sibiu, Romania, he immigrated to the United States in 1966 and became a citizen in 1981. His experience as an immigrant lends his writing its fresh voice and unorthodox perspective, reflected in such titles as The Dog with the Chip in His Neck and The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans. His numerous honors include the Peabody Award and the General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize. He appears regularly on a variety of television programs, including Nightline and The David Letterman Show.


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Forums will NOT be live broadcast on MPR this fall. Instead, MPR will present the entire fall season of the Town Hall Forum as a special week of programs, November 29 – December 2 each day at 11 a.m. You can still listen/watch live here on our website.