Poetry. A series of wry meditations on the relationship between the ordinary and the extraordinary, the human and the divine, everyday experience and the limits of bliss, THE BOOK OF ORGASMS maps the imaginary terrain of the upper realm, the place where euphoria endures. In Nin Andrews's highly original conception, orgasms represent peak moments that take the form of invisible creatures waiting to lift us up into the air, out of the ordinary and into a place just above our heads, just beyond our fingertips. And yet—curse or blessing—the gravity of our own desire, the weight of out humanness continually pulls us back from the splendid lightness of euphoria.
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Nin Andrews poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2003), and Great American Prose Poems. She is the author of several books, including Southern Comfort (CavanKerry Press, 2009), DEAR PROFESSOR, DO YOU LIVE IN A VACUUM? (Subito Press, 2008), Sleeping with Houdini (BOA Editions Ltd., 2008), Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane (Web Del Sol, 2005), and THE BOOK OF ORGASMS (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2000). Author City: Poland, OH USA