This past weekend, BOA poet Nin Andrews was featured on-air for Prosody, a public radio show for NPR affiliate WESA 90.5 FM. In a fantastic interview, Andrews read from her forthcoming collection Why God Is a Woman. Set on a magical island where women rule and men are the second sex, Why God Is a Woman is the story of a boy who, exiled from the island because he could not abide by its sexist laws, looks back with both nostalgia and bitterness and wonders: Why does God have to be a woman? Celebrated prose poet Nin Andrews creates a world both fantastic and familiar in which gender roles are turned upside-down, and where all myths, logic, and institutions support the dominance of women. Prosody, which airs every Saturday morning on WESA 90.5 FM, is Western Pennsylvania's only regularly scheduled radio program featuring contemporary poets and writers. Click here to listen to the full episode, with poetry reading by Nin Andrews! Why God Is a Woman is in stock now, only at the BOA Bookstore until its May publication date. Get your copy early! SAVE THE DATE | ROCHESTER BOA is glad to be collaborating with the Rochester Contemporary Art Center again this June 23, 2015, for our annual “Poetry Is Jazz” event, hosted at RoCo during its 6x6x2015 exhibition, and during the Rochester International Jazz Festival. The event will feature a poetry reading and book signing by Nin Andrews, from her new book Why God Is a Woman, which will be accompanied by live jazz music and painting.
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