Slam poetry, I don't understand it. Then again, I don't understand a lot of things! I was forwarded the press release below, watched clips of Andrea Gibson on YouTube and worked my brain into a manic tizzy.
Slam poetry makes me want to clean! While snapping my fingers!
A little known fact about me is that I manage a slam/performance and page poet named Andrea Gibson. Wondering if The Stranger would be into covering this show on Friday.
I've attached some info to this email (new record out last week) and pasted more below. She's one of the biggest clients I've worked with in 6-8 years in the entertainment business and it's all very non-traditional, grassroots, ground-swell, active fans.
Some stats: Her work has been featured on the BBC, Huffington Post, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
She's performing in Seattle on DECEMBER 2 as a benefit for the BENT Writing Institute that is going to have to close its doors should they not raise enough funds. What a bummer.
A BENEFIT FOR BENT:
Andrea Gibson @ The Fremont Abbey Arts Center
w/ members of Youth Speaks Seattle and Tara Hardy
Friday, DECEMBER 2nd, 2011
TICKETS: $12 adv / $10 student w/ ID (Advance only) / $15 door
DOORS: 8pm / START TIME: 9pm / ALL AGES, BAR W/ ID
10k+ likes on Facebook, 7.5k people on her mailing list, 5 full length record, 2 published books. With regard to touring, she's just started crossing into the small club realm - selling about 200 tickets in most major US cities. 90% of her shows are college performances and she performs over 220 shows/years.
Anyway, a lot of info here.
Let me know what you think - or if I can send you a book of poetry, I would love to.