Poet, novelist, screenwriter, essayist,
University Professor at Louisiana State University
Born: December 20, 1946, Sibiu,
Emigrated to the United States in 1966 and became a
U.S. citizen in 1981
- poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter
- columnist on
National Public Radio
- editor of Exquisite Corpse, a literary journal on line at
- MacCurdy Distinguished
Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Candor: Selected Poems, 1970-1995, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 1996
- Poezii Alese/Selected Poetry,
bi-lingual edition, English and Romanian, Bucharest, Paralela 45 Publishing
- Belligerence, Minneapolis, Coffee House Press, 1993
Past and Mister Present, Minneapolis, Coffee House Press, 1991
- A Bar in
Brooklyn: Novellas & Stories, 1970-1978, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press,
- Messiah, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1999, a novel.
- The Blood
Countess, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995, a novel; Dell paperback,
1996; National best-seller
Repentance of Lorraine, New York, Rhinoceros Books,1994, a novel
Memoirs and Travelogues:
Involuntary Genius in America’s Shoes (and What Happened Afterwards), Santa
Barbara, Black Sparrow Press, 2001; re-issue of “The Life & Times
of an Involuntary Genius,” 1976, and “In America’s Shoes,” 1983, with
new forward and coda-essay
- Ay, Cuba! A
Socio-Erotic Journey. With photographs by David Graham, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1999; New York: Picador,
Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century, New York, Hyperion, 1993, with photographs by David Graham. A journal of the
making of the movie "Road Scholar," written by and starring Andrei
Codrescu. General release: Goldwyn Company. TV: PBS. Video: Hallmark
Entertainment. Winner of the Peabody Award
- The Hole in
the Flag: a Romanian Exile's Story of Return and Revolution, New York,
Morrow,1991; Avon pp.1992. A book about the 1989 revolution in
Romania. New York Times "Notable Book," 1991, 1992.
- The Devil
Never Sleeps & Other Essays. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2000
Babylon! Looking for the American City at the End of the Millenium, New
York, St. Martin's Press, 1998
- The Dog
With the Chip in His Neck: Essays from NPR & Elsewhere, New York, St. Martin's Press,
Essays from NPR, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995; New York, Picador pp.,
- The Muse Is
Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995; New York:
Disappearance of the Outside: a Manifesto for Escape. Boston:Addison-Wesley Co.1990; a study of
- A Craving
for Swan, Columbus, Ohio State University Press,1988
- Raised by
Puppets Only to Be Killed by Research, Boston, Addison-Wesley Co.1987
- At the
Court of Yearning: Poems by Lucian Blaga. Columbus, Ohio State University Press,1989; translation of Romania's great
- Thus Spake
the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998. Volume Two, Fictions, Travels,
and Translations, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 2000
- Thus Spake
the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998. Volume One, Poetry and Essays,
Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 1999
Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century, New York, 4 Walls/8 Windows, 1996
Poetry Since 1970: Up Late, New York, 4 Walls/8 Windows, 1988. Five printings.
Stiffest of the Corpse: an Exquisite Corpse Reader, 1983-1990, San
Francisco, City Lights Books, 1990
- The Valley
of Christmas, GertTown Records, 1998
- Plato Sucks,
Los Angeles, Dove Audio, 1996
- Fax Your
Prayers, Los Angeles, Dove Audio, 1995
- No Tacos
for Saddam, Los Angeles, Gang of Seven, BMG Distributors
Life with Andrei Codrescu, Washington DC, NPR. Two one-hour tapes.
Public Policy Productions. Feature documentary written by and starring Andrei
Codrescu, produced by Roger Weisberg, directed by Roger Weisberg and Jean de
Segonzac. Winner: George Foster Peabody Award, Golden Eagle Award, Cine Festival; Chris
Award, Columbus Film Festival. Best Documentary: Seattle International Film
Festival; Best Documentary: San Francisco Film Festival. Distributed nationally
by Samuel Goldwyn Co. Premiered on PBS, Fall 1994.Hallmark Video.
- NPR: ALL
THINGS CONSIDERED, weekly commentary
- MSNBC.COM, bi-weekly commentary
- NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel, frequent contributor, commentary
- ARCHITECTURE, Stereopticon: a monthly column
- THE BALTIMORE SUN, bi-weekly columnist
- FUNNY TIMES, regular contributor
- GAMBIT WEEKLY, columnist.
THE TODAY SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW, THE CHARLIE ROSE
SHOW, CNN-INTERNATIONAL HOUR, C-SPAN, ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, CBS NEWS
commentary and book reviews for THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, NEWSDAY, THE KANSAS CITY STAR,
PLAYBOY, SIERRA MAGAZINE, DIGITAL MEDIA, INDEX ON CENSORSHIP.
extensively, participates in national and international symposia
Distinguished Professor of English, LSU
Peabody Award for Road Scholar
Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for poetry; editing; radio
Big Table Poetry Award
Towson State University Literature Prize
General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize
ACLU Freedom of Speech Award
Mayor's Arts Award, New Orleans
Literature Prize of the Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest
AUTHORS AUTOBIOGRAPHY SERIES, Volume 19, 1994.
Gale Research. ANDREI CODRESCU.
- ANDREI CODRESCU: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1966-1990 by Daniel Lee Butcher.
M.A. thesis based on the Codrescu holdings at LSU's Hill Memorial Library.
REVIEW, Vol. 20, No.1, New Orleans 2000. "Tanslating Codrescu into
Romanian" by Ioana Avadani; "Andreiology" by Julian Semilian;
"Codrescu Verses America: A Postmodern Turned Loose" by Tim Lehnert.
- ROMANI IN
STIINTA SI CULTURA OCCIDENTALA, American-Romanian Academy of Arts and
Sciences, Davis 1992. Encyclopedia: Romanians in Arts & Sciences in the
- SONG OF MY
EMERGING SELF: THE POETRY OF ANDREI CODRESCU by Ileana Alexandra Orlich.
MELUS, Volume 18, No.3, Fall 1993.
DIN DIASPORA: ANDREI CODRESCU by Florea Firan.
Analele Universitatii din Craiova, Seria Stiinte Filologice, Literatura Romana
si Universala, Nr.1-12, 1997
CODRESCU’S MIORITIC SPACE by Richard Collins. MELUS, Volume 23, Number
3, Fall 1998.