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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 invis ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 15th 2000 by Cleveland State University Poetry Center (first published January 1st 1994)
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Robert Beveridge
Nin Andrews, The Book of Orgasms (Cleveland State University, 2000)

I do not know Nin Andrews. I have never even seen a picture of Nin Andrews. But I can tell you that Nin Andrews is one seriously sexy person. I mean, you'd have to be to write The Book of Orgasms, right?

The best thing about The Book of Orgasms is that these short prose pieces (some not as obsessive as I about such things would call them “prose poems”, a term I don't believe in) do something that I see very rarely, and wish I wou
Nin Andrews needs a copy editor. She repeats and not in a poetic way. She uses “it’s” for “its”. She’s messy. The conceit is that she describes various orgasms from the orgasms’ perspective; the poems are not consistently on. They are not always great. In short, they are very much like orgasms.

For when they are on, Wow! Appropriately, her first is one of her funniest, in which she introduces a few varieties of orgasms. “Ministers and somber folk talk about the elegiac orgasms, which are mostly e
Jul 27, 2007 Jenni rated it 4 of 5 stars
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See, this is one of those books that I wasn't too impressed with the first time through. But then I grab it off the shelf today, read it again and love it. Just goes to show how wrong I am at times!
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