Andrei Codrescu

Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-born American poet, novelist, essayist and screenwriter. He has taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore and Louisiana State University, and is a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. Codrescu founded and edits the online literary journal Exquisite Corpse. His first poetry book, License to Carry a Gun, won the Big Table Poetry award. His most recent book, Whatever Gets You Through the Night, is a fictional revisiting of the Arabian Nights tales