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Southern Comfort
Nin Andrews

Notable Voices

2009 • 84 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-14-3

In this collection of linked poems, Andrews describes a childhood during the Vietnam War era on a farm in a divided household with a southern father and northern mother. The memories and trials of childhood come from a fabled place where whiskey and story were shared by children, and superstitions and mythmaking were a way of life.

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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

NIN ANDREWS has authored several books, among them Spontaneous Breasts, The Book of Orgasms, Mid-Life Crisis with Dick and Jane, and Sleeping with Houdini. She is the recipient of many awards and has been published in numerous journals and anthologies.

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