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In her new collection, Andrews (Sleeping with Houdini) takes a candid look at growing up in the South and puts vernacular speech at center stage. There's an abundance of lively phraseology to savor, and the joy of learning to make language one's own is palpable throughout. The chatter of family and neighbors rings out on almost every page, and expressions such as dipping into our lives like a pumpkin vine in compost delightfully animate this coming-of-age narrative. Andrews touches on both the idyllic and melancholy aspects of youth, from sitting on the floor to fiddle/ with the stations on the radio/ and peel a dirty Band-Aid off so slow to listening to Elvis and feeling lonesome for that dusk that was all around me, the daylight fading so fast, I knew nothing ever lasts. Whether writing in prose poems or short-lined free verse, Andrews's voice is marked by an effortlessness that can send the reader into a pleasing state of reverie; her art lies in her ability to transport readers to a place where it's possible to savor the waning of childhood innocence. (Oct.)
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"Southern Comfort reads like a poetic memoir doled out anecdote by anecdote, each one tinged with an awareness of the unspoken―the underlying ambivalence, shame and desperation common to too many of our childhoods. Long time fans of Andrews’ daring and inventive poetry will discover a different side to her aesthetic in this thoroughly compelling and moving book." (Mark Cox)

"Southern Comfort has all the essential ingredients: grandmas, biscuits, snakes, stringed instruments, a boy named Jimmy, ghosts, and the Lord. Andrews turns her wickedly accurate imagination on these details and alchemizes them into a poetry of mythic proportions in this deeply funny, deeply intelligent, truly southern book." (Maggie Anderson)

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Product Details

  • Series: Notable Voices
  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Cavankerry (December 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933880147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933880143
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,948,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nin Andrews received her BA from Hamilton College and her MFA from Vermont College. The recipient of two Ohio Arts Council grants, she is the author of several books including The Book of Orgasms, Spontaneous Breasts, Why They Grow Wings, Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane, Sleeping with Houdini, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum, and Southern Comfort. She is also the editor of Someone Wants to Steal My Name, a book of translations of the French poet, Henri Michaux. Her book, Why God Is a Woman from BOA Editions will be published in April, 2015.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 15, 2010
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The simple life that people all too often forget. "Southern Comfort" is a collection of poetry from Nin Andrews as she draws on the simple and relaxing aspects of southern life. Drawing on a philosophy that values common sense above all else and allows for some insightful reading. "Southern Comfort" is a collection of verse that should not be missed. "Why Abortion Doesn't Make Sense": Catholics don't believe in abortion, Miss De Angelo said./Even if it's true they multiply like rodents./No matter what folks say about conception,/everyone knows./If a woman gets pregnant,/it's not bunnies or snakes she's having or vice versa./You don't need the pope to tell you that.
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By Kenny A. Chaffin on November 29, 2014
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Good stuff. She seems to focus well on the Southern and Family life. Loved it!
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