Art in the Garden | Keynote with Andrei Codrescu

White Lotus Farms hosted a One Pause Poetry event this evening featuring Andrei Codrescu. 

Andrei Codrescu was born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, emigrated to the U.S in 1966. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas ( in 1983, taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University where he was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English. He’s a been a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1983, and received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar. Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote, “This transplanted Transylvanian with the bateau-mouche moustache always manages (in his consideration of All Things) to create a craving for the subversive.” In 1989 Codrescu returned to his native Romania to cover the fall of the Ceausescu regime for NPR and ABC News, and wrote The Hole in the Flag: an Exile’s Story of Return and Revolution. He is the author of books of poetry, novels, essays.

Bruce Shlain of the New York Times Book Review calls Codrescu “One of our most prodigiously talented and magical writers.”

Kay Boyle writes, “With humor and grace, wisdom and tenderness, Codrescu transforms the commonplace into the miraculous. His work is cause for celebration.”

The evening also featured sculptures by Ann Arbor artists; Francesc Burgos, Tad McKillop and Traven Pelletier.


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