Codrescu, Romanchuk, Tarnawsky on Lenin, Tzara, and Mayakovsky

Coming up next week: an evening of poetry, fiction, and criticism sponsored by the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City, featuring three of the most outstanding figures of the twentieth century united by the common Utopian goal of reshaping humanity — the founder of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Vladimir Lenin; the father of Dadaism and grandfather of Surrealism, Tristan Tzara; and the poet-laureate of Marxism-Leninism, Vladimir Mayakovsky.

In honor of these three men, the poet, novelist, essayist, teacher, and lecturer, Andrei Codrescu, will read from his books Jealous Witness and The Poetry Lesson as well as from his critical essay, “The Posthuman Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess”. Literary scholar Robert Romanchuk and poet, playwright, novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky will also be present. Romanchuk will analyze Mayakovsky’s poems “V.I. Lenin” and “Soviet Passport,” and Tarnawsky will read his Surrealist story, “Lenin’s Brain.”

If you are in the NYC area, be sure not to miss this unique literary event!

Date : Friday, November 19, 2010
Time : 7 PM
Location : Ukrainian Institute of American in New York City
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
More Info : Call 212-288-8660 or click here.