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Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns Paperback – June 1, 2008
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I bought this book and two of her CD's (from [...]---the sweetest Internet company I've ever dealt with!) and picked my pens out of the trash can and wrote a poem for the first time in a long time. To say she's inspiring is like saying blood is red or the sky is blue or there's only one you. She's a force. She's a poem. She makes me happy to just be. Her poems are like the sun. Buy this book and be illuminated.
as much of Gibson's writing as I can find. My daughter also shared with me one of Gibson's youtube videos as she is performing
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THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT POLE DANCING TO GOSPEL HYMNS: IT'S ABOUT IRONY AND PAINFUL TRUTHS LIKE THE TITLE REPRESENTS.
So if you're mind is set on a pretty girl strutting her stuff, stop right there buddy.
This book offers insight into a lot of different problems that currently face and plague humanity and then offer solutions in graceful and peaceful ways but being strong all at the same time. It's about standing up for what you as the reader believe in to help crush injustices the world faces, a specific quote from El Mozote provides this vision perfectly
"We who walk among the land of the relatively free
have an obligation to hunt down truth
have an obligation to lift our voices against any more pain
inflicted on anyone in our names."
Gibson's messages are easily accessible to the reader who is willing to see the injustice of a system. The book touches on every aspect of inequality, from race to sexuality to rape, but also touches on the subject of love. Personally I hate reading multiple poems about love because they get gross and cliche and boring.Read more ›
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Naming a book "Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns" had me excited to purchase it as I had hopes that maybe this book might inspire new ways to encourage tithing & finally get rid... Read morePublished 18 months ago by R Bishop
an honest and unflinching voice. Andrea Gibson touches your heart with her humanity.Published 18 months ago by mc cream corn
I could never get into poetry until I read Andrea Gibson. Now there's no turning back.Published 19 months ago by Crystal