Andrea Gibson with Holly Miranda

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
9:00PM
Cost: 
$10 Advance, $12 Door

On Saturday, March 14, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome poet Andrea Gibson to the WOW Hall for a spoken word performance with musical guest Holly Miranda.

 

“Gibson is among the nation’s most admired and emulated poets. Her verse is at once personal and political, feminist and universal, filled with incinerating verbs and metaphor, and delivered with gut punching urgency.” — Metaphor Media

 

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths.  It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement – the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry SlamGibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. 

 

Andrea Gibson was born in Calais, Maine in 1975 and now resides in Boulder, Colorado.  Her work has been featured on the BBC, 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.

Now, on her fifth full-length album Flower Boy and her second book The Madness Vase, Gibson’s poems continue to be a rally cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart’s most compassionate room.

 

 “Andrea Gibson’s work is at once deeply haunting and profoundly inspiring. Her words cut so sharply and completely they cannot be shaken. To call her one of the best poets is a gross understatement. She is a rare artist who forever changes those who experience her poems.” — Carlos Andrés Gómez, author/actor

 

HOLLY MIRANDA

 

Holly Miranda is a musician from Detroit who spent a decade cutting her teeth in Brooklyn, New York and now resides in Joshua Tree/Los Angeles, CA.  She is trained in piano and a self-taught guitar player, and fakes it on many other instruments.  She has been writing songs for herself for over a decade; in recent years Holly has begun writing songs for other artists and collaborating on songs.  She released her most recent solo album, The Magician's Private Library, on XL Records in 2010.  Prior to that she also released two albums with The Jealous Girlfriends.  She is currently working on a new solo album. 

 

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.