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Why They Grow Wings
Why They Grow Wings
by Nin Andrews
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Why They Grow Wings
by Nin Andrews
Award Winner: 1999

"What sensual enchantments and imaginative adventures await the reader of Nin Andrews' latest volume. Her poems are witty, vivacious, surprising. Houdini will show up and paraphrase Heraclitus. Or the sign at the pasta palace ("Cook Needed") will turn into an erotic daydream ("Cock Needed") with the logic of an entry in a "book of lies." Andrews liberates debased forms (the chain letter, the earnest Yuletide family report) and assimilates unusual influences (Borges, Henri Michaux) in her highly distinctive prose poems. She has an energizing effect: reading her makes you want to write. Iím crazy about this poet." -- David Lehman

Nin Andrews is the author of a book of short fiction, The Book of Orgasms, and a chapbook, Spontaneous Breasts. The recipient of an Ohio Arts Council grant in 1998, her work has been published in many literary reviews and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1997 (Scribner), The Best of the Prose Poem (White Pine Press), The Virginia Quarterly, The Paris Review and Ploughshares. She lives in Poland, Ohio with her husband and two children.