Andrei Codrescu born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, emigrated to the U.S in 1966. His first poetry book, License to Carry a Gun, won the 1970 Big Table Poetry award. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas ( in 1983, taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University where he was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English. He'a been a regular commentator on NPR's All Things Considered since 1983, and received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar. In 1989 he returned to his native Romania to cover the fall of the Ceausescu regime for NPR and ABC News, and wrote The Hole in the Flag: an Exile's Story of Return and Revolution. He is the author of books of poetry, novels, essays; the most recent are So Recently Rent a World : New and Selected Poems (Coffee House, 2012), Bibliodeath: my Archives (with Life in Footnotes) (Antibookclub, 2012), and whatever gets you through the night: a story of sheherezade and the arabian entertainments (2011), The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, (2009) The Poetry Lesson (2010), these last three published by Princeton University Press.

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The Dog with the Chip in His Neck: Essays from NPR and Elsewhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312168193
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Published: Picador - October 1997

Ay, Cuba!: A Socio-Erotic Journey Cover Image
By Andrei Codrescu, David Graham (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780312274719
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Published: Picador - April 2001

Wakefield Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565123724
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - January 5th, 2004

New Orleans, Mon Amour : Twenty Years of Writings from the City  Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565125056
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2006

Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780983868330
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Published: Antibookclub - November 29th, 2012

So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2012 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566893008
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Published: Coffee House Press - December 11th, 2012

Andrei Codrescu