License to Carry a Gun


A reissuing of the debut collection of poems by the noted National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu.

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A reissuing of the debut collection of poems by the noted National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu.

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Meet the Author

Since License to Carry a Gun, ANDREI CODRESCU has published eight books of poetry, among them Belligerence (1992), and Alien Candor: Selected Poems 1970-1996 (1996). He is the author of three memoirs including The Hole in the Flag (1991), an eyewitness account of the collapse of the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania. Andrei Codrescu is the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters & Life, a commentator on National Public Radio, and Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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Table of Contents

from a trilogy of birds 15
fidel castro 16
(untitled poem) 17
a thing 18
(untitled poem) 19
the license to carry a gun 20
for margueritte, real love 21
"Ilse Koch hangs herself in jail" 22
rain 23
green 24
blue 25
(untitled poem) 26
leader-ship 27
partiti sunt vestimenta mea 28
(untitled poem) 29
epitaph 30
food 35
winter in istanbul 36
for sarah 37
womb and city 38
windows 39
shop 40
daily 41
blues are american haikus 42
gang bang 43
amigaud 44
passport 45
all wars are holy 46
gist 47
drums and believers 48
letter to junk jeannee 49
note 50
the flag 51
letter to ezra pound 52
after meng 53
second letter to junk jeannee of nyc 54
testing. testing. 55
index 56
reverse 61
zzzzzzzzzzzzz 62
s.d.s. meeting 63
imported days 64
new jersey 65
for marg/so she could fuck again 66
1st avenue basics 67
reverse 68
dream dogs 69
dawn 70
spain 71
will and power 72
heart breaking times 73
breast vibes 74
woods, summer '68 75
debts 76
more love 77
i visit brooklyn with a queen in mind 78
beach in sebastopol, california 79
poem for kyra 80
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