Ohio Poet Nin Andrews to Present a Reading of Her Works on February 9

Free public event to be held in Room 305 of Kauke Hall at The College of Wooster

29 January, 2016 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster will welcome Ohio-based poet Nin Andrews to campus for a reading of her works on Tuesday, Feb. 9.  The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Room 305 of Kauke Hall (400 E. University St.). Refreshments will be available following the reading, along with a book-signing by the poet and a chance to talk with her individually about her work.

Andrews has had her poems and stories appear in many literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares,The Paris Review, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2003), and Great American Prose Poems.   She won an individual artist grant from the Ohio Arts Council in 1997 and again in 2003, and is the author of numerous books of poetry, including most recently, Why God Is a Woman from BOA Editions.  Her collection of prose-poems The Book of Orgasms was published both in the U.S. by Cleveland State University Press and in England by Bloodaxe Books. Other books include Southern Comfort (CavanKerry Press), Why They Grow Wings (Silverfish Press), Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane (Web del Sol), and Sleeping with Houdini, published by BOA Editions in the Fall of 2007 and listed as one of the best picks for Fall reading by The Monserrat Review.   She is also the editor of Someone Wants to Steal My Name , a book of translations of the French poet Henri Michaux, published by Cleveland State University Press.

Delving into the complexities of –and sometimes the conflicts between-- erotic and romantic love, perceptions of the body, and personal longing, her work engages both popular culture and intellectual history, personal experience and social commentary.  “A feminist comedian of the sexual body, Andrews is also a sincere poet of regret,” wrote Publishers Weekly. “Gender–bending and genre-blurring, Andrews is a fabulous fabulist,” wrote fellow poet Denise Duhamel. “Her work is always surprising, sharp, and wild.”

Additional information about Andrews’ reading is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.