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Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize Nominee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer's-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, in the pages of RATTLE magazine, and alongside Laureates Ted Kooser and Billy Collins in Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in a white pointy house in Portland OR, where he sometimes has a beard and sometimes does not
This is the book from their most infamous tour. Below is a journal entry from Buddy Wakefield highlighting one of their sweeter moments. This book holds the fantastic poems read on the road. Andrea Gibson sure is glory. Glory glory. Mercy. And no mercy. I swear she eats trumpets. One time she let me write a blurb for her book Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns. I said somethin' like, "Andrea Gibson does not just show up to pluck your heart strings. She sticks around to tune them. If being floored is new to you, ya might wanna grab a cushion. Whatever the opposite of fooling someone is, Andrea does that. Beware of the highway in her grace and the crowbar in her verse. With Andrea there was the opening show at Lewis & Clark where Timmy Straw (the reason for the poem "Jean Heath) played piano, and there was running through the rows of trees to Spokane, stocking up on food from her fans to Idaho, and the ghost towns with the writing on the wall and stuffed beavers in the bar, and the joy of heckling her vegan face in the Powell, Wyoming grocery store parking lot, throwing rocks over railroad tracks, breathing life with her onto the stage in Boulder and hearing her poem "Thank Goodness, and meeting her girlfriend Heather and gasping for breath with them from laughing at Derrick and Anis after the Sigur Ros concert at Red Rocks, where Derrick bought Anis that sweet cash money necklace light and made him wear it.