Born: May 6, 1958
Ohio connection: Resident
Nin Andrews grew up on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her BA in 1980 from Hamilton College and her MFA in 1995 from Vermont College. Nin Andrews’ poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry, and The KGB Bar Book of Poems. Andrews is the author of chapbooks and full-length poetry collections. Her chapbooks include Spontaneous Breasts, Any Kind of Excuse, The Book of Orgasms, and Why They Grow Wings. Her book Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane was published in 2005 and is followed by Sleeping with Houdini: Poems (2007); Dear Professor, Do You Live In a Vacuum? (2008); Southern Comfort (2009); Why God Is a Woman (2015); Our Lady of the Orgasm (2016). Nin Andrews is also the editor of a book of translations of the Belgian poet, Henri Michaux, Someone Wants to Steal My Name (2003). Her book Miss August will be published spring 2017.
Ohio Arts Council grants, 1998, 2004; Gerald Cable Award, Silverfish Review Press, 2001, for Why They Grow Wings. Winner of the Pearl Chapbook Contest, the Kent State University chapbook contest for Any Kind of Excuse. 2016 Ohioana Book Award for Why God is a Woman.