Poet and performer Regie Gibson. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Literary performer and educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. Representing the U.S., Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy and the Europa en Verse Prize in Lagauardia di Como, Italy.

He and his work appear in “love jones”: a feature film based on events in his life. He has served as a think-tank member and consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative and for the “Mere Distinction of Color”, an exhibit at Montpelier, the historic home of President James Madison examining the legacy of slavery and the U.S. Constitution. He is a former National Poetry Slam Champion, was featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, On Point, Radio Boston, and various other NPR programs. Regie has performed at several TEDx events and has been nominated for a Boston Emmy.

In an interview recorded March 30 at the 2019 Unrig Summit in Nashville, Regie and John Adams talk about the powerful role art and words can play in a democratic society. 

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