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Andrei Codrescu


A Romania-born poet, novelist, and Country wide Community Radio commentator who emigrated to america in 1966, Andrei Codrescu uses the British language to explore political and social issues around the world. He composed and starred in cinematographer Jean de Segonzac’s Peabody Award-winning film Street Scholar. His insurance from the collapse of communism in Romania, for both NPR and ABC’s Nightline, in 1989, was extended into a publication, The Opening in Tte Flag, which was published from the William Murrow Posting Company. It had been among 15 books of poetry, five books of fiction, and seven books of essays that he offers written. Codrescu in addition has documented four albums — No Tacos for Saddam, Fax Your Prayers, Plato Sucks, as well as the Valley of Xmas — along with his poetry recited towards the accompaniment of music artists including guitarist/maker Mark Bingham. Based on defeat poet and owner of the town Lamps bookstore in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “This transplanted Transylvanian using the bateau-mouche mustache constantly manages to generate craving for the subversive — a thing that is needed nowadays of ‘friendly fascism.'” A recent receiver of a fellowship for poetry, editing and enhancing, and radio from your Country wide Endowment for the Arts, Codrescu received an ACLU Independence of Speech honor in 1995. He in addition has received an over-all Electric Basis Poetry Reward. A resident of america since 1981, Codrescu shows composing at Louisiana Condition University or college in Baton Rouge. He acts as editor from the literary journal Beautiful Corpse.

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Full Name Andrei Codrescu
Profession Poet, Journalist, Author, Commentator, Screenwriter, Novelist
Nationality American, Romanian
Children Tristan, Lucian
Movies Road Scholar

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Big River Blues 2008 Documentary producer



Happy Here and Now 2002 story consultant



Big River Blues 2008 Documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Professor (segment "Counting on the Count")
Frontline/World 2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Reporter
American Experience 1991-1999 TV Series documentary
New York: A Documentary Film 1999 TV Series documentary
Anthem 1997 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Road Scholar 1993 Documentary

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 CINE Golden Eagle CINE Competition Feature Documentary Road Scholar (1993) · Roger Weisberg (producer/director)
· Jean de Segonzac (director/camera)
· Scott Breindel (sync sound/sound)
· Mark Roy (sync sound/sound)
· Ken Hahn (sync sound/sound)
· Alan Miller (editor)

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