Category Archives: Nin Interviews

Sandra M. Castillo Discusses Her Life and Becoming a Writer!

Sandra M. Castillo is a poet and South Florida resident. She was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated on one of the last Freedom Flights. In this exclusive interview with Nin Andrews, Sandra discusses her life and becoming a writer. … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews Interviews Kevin Carey

NIN ANDREWS I loved your first book, and now I love this one even more (Jesus Was My Homeboy). It’s so accessible, so immediate, for lack of a better term. In your poems, you capture beautifully the midlife angst of … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Donald Platt

NIN ANDREWS I was so moved by this collection (Tornadoesque), I needed a box of tissue beside me just to read it. Whatever you are writing about—whether it is your daughter’s bipolar episode, your father’s Alzheimer’s, or your bisexuality, you … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Joan Cusack Handler

NIN ANDREWS Orphans is such a powerful and heart-breaking memoir. I thought maybe I’d start the interview by asking for an excerpt from “No Day Was Brighter:” on page 39, beginning on page 39: “I’ve spent my life trying to … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Robert Cording

  NIN ANDREWS These are such profound and meditative poems (Only So Far), I wondered as I was reading them if you had a spiritual practice? Or if writing might be, for you, a kind of spiritual practice? ROBERT CORDING … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews Interviews Robin Silbergleid

NIN ANDREWS This is an incredible book (The Baby Book)—focused on your desire and difficulties of having a child.  I’d love to hear about the evolution of this book. Did you write most of these poems when you were dealing … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Baron Wormser

NIN ANDREWS This collection (Unidentified Sighing Objects) is clearly the work of a master. I read it straight through, gliding from poem to poem.  How long did it take you to compose? BARON WORMSER Five or so years. Some of the poems … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews interviews Pam Bernard

NIN ANDREWS What an amazing journey this book (Esther: A Novel in Verse) takes you on!  So tell me, how did this book come to you? PAM BERNARD It’s so odd to think back and try to cobble together how … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews Interviews Brent Newsom

NIN ANDREWS I admire this book (Love’s Labors) so much, I don’t know where to start. I can’t quite believe it’s your first collection of poetry. Really? So I am guessing it took you a long time to write? BRENT NEWSOM … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews Interviews Loren Graham

NIN ANDREWS Places I Was Dreaming is your third book of poetry, but this is your first autobiographical book? LOREN GRAHAM It’s the kind of question that people often ask, but I’m hesitant to call this work “autobiographical.”  Certainly, on the … Continue reading

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