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The Poetry Lesson- Andrei Codrescu

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This book, with its punishing, dread-inspiring title and pleading skeleton on the cover, is actually one of the funniest, most irreverent you'll read this year. Part memoir, part novel, part poem, part essay. . . . The Poetry Lesson requires the willing suspension of credulity and a reader's refusal to get offended, hard as Andrei Codrescu may try. He's not quite Borat in emeritus robes, but almost. -- Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles TimesAndrei Codrescu's The Poetry Lesson, the description of a single, three-hour poetry-writing class, is genuinely entertaining. . . . [I]t is . . . funny, moving, daring and even, at times, profound. . . . The book is a kind of ode to eccentricity, to imagination within the institution. -- Jonathan Taylor, Times Literary SupplementA series of zany autobiographical sketches and satirical reflections on youth, literature, and academia. -- Anthony Cummins, Literary ReviewBeneath Codrescu's wacky, self-amused teaching methods, perfected poet-in-a-phrase descriptions, off-kilter teacher-student dialogue and old-timer digressions, there can be found a pestering ambivalence toward the university and a suspicion that he is a hypocrite. -- Yelena Akhtiorskaya, ForwardYou should read this book and absorb its lessons as soon as possible. -- J.C. Hallman, Quarterly ConversationThis genially disillusioned, free-associative romp delivers plenty of pleasures in the course of 118 pages. . . . Faced with time and mortality--the quintessential poetic subjects--Codrescu does what great artists have done for millennia: He tells stories, writes poems, and, yes, he teaches. -- Chris Waddington, New Orleans Times-PicayuneCodrescu proceeds headlong in an altogether entertaining 'pedagogical-memorialistic mode.'. . . Ultimately, this book is about Codrescu's prickly narrative voice and the delight he takes in blabbing. It's a voice confident in its charming idiosyncrasies, spicier than his NPR pieces. -- Ron Slate, On the SeawallNot a creative writing 'how-to' manual, not an essay, not a novel, not a memoir--The Poetry Lesson resists genre classification with all the radical aplomb of an angry beatnik refusing to tick the 'which-age-demographic' box on a government census form. -- Chris Jones, Times Higher Education SupplementThe Poetry Lesson is a lucid yet playful book, that slips between memoir and fiction, jaunty anecdote and pure tangent, as it describes the first lesson of an 'Introduction to Poetry Writing' course. -- Rupert Thomson, Berlin Review of BooksA fast-paced bit of pedagogical stand-up, interspersing personal recollections of various 20th century poets with whimsical observations on poetic craft and modern culture in a stream-of-consciousness style that blurs the line between inner and outer monologues. . . . A witty and heartfelt case for poetry's end being its beginning. -- Alex Good, Toronto StarThe Poetry Lesson finds Codrescu hovering over the borders between fiction, the conventional essay and even the poetic forms. -- Ben Steelman, Star News

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