- His first poetry book, License to Carry a Gun, won the Big Table Poetry award.
- Regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered for many years, and received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar.
- His novels, essays and poetry have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania
- His most recent work is a collection of poetry, The Art of Forgetting
- “…Codrescu raises big questions and presents interesting and often deeply comic modern insights…” Publishers Weekly
"With humor and grace, wisdom and tenderness, Codrescu transforms the commonplace into the miraculous. His work is cause for celebration."