Sleeping with Houdini Nin Andrews is arguably the leading female voice in American prose poetry In a feature on Andrews in Moby Lives Denise Duhamel wrote Nin Andrews is a complete original Gender bending and genre

  • Title: Sleeping with Houdini
  • Author: Nin Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781929918997
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nin Andrews is arguably the leading female voice in American prose poetry In a 2005 feature on Andrews in Moby Lives, Denise Duhamel wrote, Nin Andrews is a complete original Gender bending and genre blurring, Andrews is a fabulous fabulist Her work is always surprising, sharp and wild In Sleeping with Houdini, Andrews speaks as a little girl who wishes she couNin Andrews is arguably the leading female voice in American prose poetry In a 2005 feature on Andrews in Moby Lives, Denise Duhamel wrote, Nin Andrews is a complete original Gender bending and genre blurring, Andrews is a fabulous fabulist Her work is always surprising, sharp and wild In Sleeping with Houdini, Andrews speaks as a little girl who wishes she could vanish at will, just as Houdini did As she grows, Houdini becomes a personal icon, a magical being, a muse, an ultimate lover, and a metaphor for longing.Nin Andrews is author of the highly acclaimed The Book of Orgasms and other collections.

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    1. Three stars, four stars, I don't know. Reading the first third of the book, "Making the Sun Rise," I thought the poems just aren't grabbing me. They're interesting little bits, but . . . Well, I couldn't put my finger on it. In the second third of the book, Deja Vu," I was much more engaged (my mood? or the quality of the work? I don't know) but I kept wanting to see these prose poems lineated. I'd imagine how they might look on the page as "real poems" -- and that was distracting. And yes, of c [...]

    2. Nin Andrews' prose poems skate masterfully from the everyday into another world that is both playful and haunting. What begins as childhood recollection tilts into a place where thoughts have a life of their own and the usual boundaries no longer apply. Selves from alternate lives challenge reality, the dead mingle with the living, people transform, ascend, and vanish.I have too many favorite poems to mention here but some of the lines that struck me were:"All over her skin the handprints of str [...]

    3. I discovered Nin Andrews through Nance Van Winckel. Andrews is a VC grad as well and has done very well for herself. I love her quirky, fun, sexy poems. This one is all prose poems, which I admire since I find them difficult to pull off myself.

    4. Nin Andrews is hands down my favorite prose poet. This collection was another fun read. If you want to better understand how prose poetry can work, this book is worth a read.

    5. I enjoyed reading many of these prose poems. I read a great interview with the author inspiring me to find her book. A section has poems that derive out of childhood, but she also included sections on sexuality, all of her poems are fanciful; she writes almost in a magical realism style and one of her topics is orgasms. She has an earlier book titled "The Book of Orgasms," which my library did not carry. My favorite poem is titled Zip Codes. She has transcribed French poet Henri Michaux, so has [...]

    6. some were compelling, some were lovely, & some weren'tsomewhere between 3 & 4 stars(i should stop pretending to understand other peoples' poetry)

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