Regie Gibson

Faculty, Slam Poetry Institute

Literary performer Regie Gibson has lectured and performed widely in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. As a representative of the U.S., Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy, as well as the 2018 Europa in Versi Award from the Casa della Poesia in Como, 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 National Public Radio programs, nominated for a Boston Emmy, and he has been a featured presenter for several TEDx events. He has served as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Art's "How Art Works" initiative and the "Mere Distinction of Color," an exhibit at James Madison's Montpelier, examining the legacy of slavery and the U.S. Constitution.

Regie has performed with and composed texts for, among others, 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. He is a recent recipient of a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship for Artistic Excellence from The Boston Foundation.

Regie has served as Poet-in-Residence at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, as well as at the historic Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Regie teaches at Grub Street Independent Writer's Center and Clark University, is part of Boston's Emerson College Summer Faculty, and is Poet-in-Residence and head instructor for the Mass Poetry "Poets in the Schools Program" through Lesley University. He also teaches in Berklee College of Music's summer program.

When Regie is not teaching or performing poetry, he is the lead singer for Atlas Soul: A world music, global funk ensemble, and is Artistic Director of Shakespeare to Hiphop's "Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy," a multimedia performance focusing on the life, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.