Join poet Regie Gibson for Poetry in the Galleries
All art is a dialogue between the seer and the seen (scene). Through the pastels in “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault,” explore ways of capturing, in words, those possible and elusive conversations. Join Regie Gibson, award-winning poet and literary performer for this drop-in program. No previous experience writing poetry required. All are welcome.
About the Poet
Literary performer Regie Gibson has lectured and performed widely in the US, Cuba, and Europe. As a representative of the US, Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. He and his work appear in love jones, a feature-film based on events in his life. He’s been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, various NPR programs, nominated for a Boston Emmy and has been a featured presenter for several Ted X events. He’s served as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative and the “Mere Distinction of Color,” an exhibition at James Madison’s Montpelier, examining the legacy of slavery and the US Constitution. Regie has performed with and composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale, and the Handel+Haydn Society. He’s been published in Poetry Magazine, Harvard’s Divinity Magazine, and The Iowa Review, among others. His volume of poems, Storms Beneath the Skin, has received the Golden Pen Award and he is a recent recipient of a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship for Artistic Excellence from The Boston Foundation.