Andrea Gibson is not gentle with their truths. A powerful live performer Gibson is the winner of the 2008 Women's World Poetry Slam, and has placed 3rd in world on two International Poetry Slam stages. Andrea's first book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns won the DIY Poetry Book of the Year and was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Gibson has been showcased on Free Speech TV, BBC, Air America, CSPAN, NPR, and was featured in the documentary Slam Planet. Gibson has released four full-length albums and tours over 180 dates/year.
"If spoken word were professional boxing Andrea Gibson would be the light weight you don't think much of until she knocks you flat on your ass."--The Denver Westword"Andrea Gibson is a truly American poet, or rather, she represents the America I want to live in. Beautiful, thoughtful and grounded, her poetry doesn't just give us an honest look at who we are today -- as a country and as a people--but also lights a candle to lead us where we need to go."--Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow "Gibson is among the nation's most admired and emulated poets. Her verse is at once personal and political, feminist and universal, filled with incinerating verbs and metaphor, and delivered with gut punching urgency."--Metaphor Media"Andrea Gibson's poems are active Volcano. They burn away and rebirth... a creation story in every line. They remind us that the world will keep spinning if we just push a little. This book will make you PUSH!"--Sonya Renee, National & International Poetry Slam Champion