"Get Lit After Work"—Regie Gibson Performs His Poetry

THU, AUG 11, 2016 (1:05:13)

Regie Gibson, a National PoetrySlam Champion, songwriter, author, and educator shares an evening of spoken word, accompanied by a three piece band. His work has been featured in the film love jones, as well as on NPR, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and on the stages of TEDx.

Photo: Neale Eckstein

+ BIO: Regie Gibson

Poet Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries including Havana Cuba. Regie and his work appear in the New Line Cinema film love jones, based largely on events in his life. The poem entitled "Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina)" appears on the movie soundtrack and is performed by the film's star, Larenz Tate. Regie performed "Hey Nappyhead" in the film with world-renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El Zabar, composer of the score for The Lion King musical. Regie is a former National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, was selected one of Chicago Tribune's Artist of the Year for Excellence for his poetry. He has co-judge the Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Competition with Marc Smith and Mark Strand, has been regularly featured on N. P. R. and has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.

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