Ruxandra Ceseraenu & Andrei Codrescu


Andrei Codrescu and Ruxandra Ceseraenu read from “The Forgiven Submarine” their book-length collaborative poem, published Black Widow Press. This is a rare opportunity to get these two poets in one place! Ruxandra Ceseraenu is one of Romania’s best-known poets, the author, among other books, of  Gradina Deliciilor (The Garden of Delights), Zona Vie (Live Zone), Venetia cu vene violete (Venice with Violet Veins), and  The Crusader Woman published by Black Widow Press in 2008, translated by the poet with Adam Sorkin and others. She has also written books on politics and art, and is a powerful commentator on her daily blog, mesmeea. Ruxandra lives in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania, and is a professor in the Center for Imagination Studies at Babes-Bolyai University. Andrei Codrescu’s most recent books, in addition to “The Forgiven Submarine” are Jealous Witness: New Poems (Coffee House Press, with a CD by the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars) and The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, also just published by Princeton University Press and available at the reading. Andrei is a commentator on NPR and edits Exquisite Corpse, online at He lives in New Orleans and the Ozarks.