Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Regie Gibson is a hard cat to pin down. Remix and collage is a staple of Gibson’s work, and he is as comfortable lecturing to a university audience about the correlations between The Iliad and gangster rap as he is singing Shakespeare’s sonnets over syncopated funk beats with the eclectic, six member band, Atlas Soul.
In 1991 I walked cold turkey into Lucie Brock-Broido’s workshop like a monkey preparing for an early space flight to the moon. I’ve been on the moon ever since. She spoke in tongues and I did everything she said –– even when I didn’t –– or tried to even when I couldn’t.