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. Andrews is the author of Spontaneous Breasts, winner of the Pearl Chapbook Contest; Any Kind of Excuse, winner of the Kent State University chapbook contest; The Book of Orgasms; and Why They Grow Wings, winner of the Gerald Cable Award. Her book, Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane was published in 2005 by Web del Sol. Nin Andrews’ poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2003), The KGB Bar Book of Poems. She received individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council in 1998 and 2004.
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.