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Andrea Gibson is a spoken word artist and activist, living in Colorado. Her poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, and the struggles facing queer people today.
Total Books: 13
Gibson grew up in Calais, Maine. She is the daughter of Mark and Shirley Gibson, and has one sister, Laura, whom she mentions in her poem 'Titanic'. She attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Later, she moved to New Orleans with her girlfriend. In 1999, the two moved to Boulder, Colorado. She went to her first open-mic in Denver. A four-time Denver Grand Slam Champion, Gibson finished fourth at the 2004 National Poetry Slam, and she finished third at both the 2006 and 2007 Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2008, Gibson became the first poet ever to win the Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps) in Detroit.
In June 2008, Write Bloody Publishing published Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns, Gibson's first nationally distributed collection of poetry. She has four self-released CDs: Yellowbird (2009), When the Bough Breaks (2006), Swarm (2004), and Bullets and Windchimes (2003). She self-published four books: Trees that Grow in Cemeteries, Yellow Bird, What the Yarn Knows of Sweaters, and Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns.
Gibson toured in Europe with Katie Wirsig and fellow Write Bloody author Buddy Wakefield.