Tuesday, October 22, 2013

That time I got a laugh out of Andrea Gibson

Andrea: "I'm sorry, I keep not knowing what to do."

Me: "It's OK, that's life!"

Andrea (and everyone else) laughed.

Andrea Gibson, one of the best spoken word poets ever, performed at Indy Reads Books a few weeks ago. She seemed a bit discombobulated from time to time. It was completely adorable. I'm not sure I've ever simultaneously been so starstruck, yet so aware of someone's regular, human-ness.

Here she is, along with Kelsey Gibb. Behind her, on the floor? That's me.

Here is what might be my favorite love poem of hers (though that is A VERY HARD THING TO CHOOSE):

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