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 Gibson does that. Beware of the highway in her grace and the crowbar in her verse. --Buddy Wakefield
Andrea Gibson s work is at once deeply haunting and profoundly inspiring. Her words cut so sharply and completely they cannot be shaken. To call her one of the best poets would be a gross understatement. She is a rare artist who forever changes those who experience her poems -- a Michelangelo with a pen, carving away the fragile marble in each of us to set the waiting angel free. --Carlos Andrés Gómez, HBO Def Poet/Co-Star of Spike Lee s INSIDE MAN
About the Author
Rousing audiences internationally with her poignant message and her genuine interest in generating change, Andrea Gibson is a queer poet/activist whose work deconstructs the foundations of the current political machine, highlighting issues such as patriarchy, gender norms, white-supremacy and capitalist culture. Cementing her niche in the upper echelon of the national performance poetry slam scene, Andrea has placed in the top four on five international finals stages and was the first ever Women of the World Slam Champion in 2008. As a touring artist, Andrea has headlined everywhere from the Nuyorican Poet s Café, to Pride Fests and Lady Fests, to high schools and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been showcased on Free Speech TV, the BBC, the documentary Slam Planet and Independent Radio Stations worldwide. She currently a member of Vox Feminista, a multi-passionate performance tribe of radical, political performers bent on social change through cultural revolution. Andrea is an independent artist who has self-released three CD s, Bullets and Windchimes, Swarm, & When the Bough Breaks.