Poetry Perfect

Local wordsmith Andrea Gibson releases her latest work.

When we asked poet Andrea Gibson about the significance of her poetry collection's title, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, she had this to say: "One night, my girlfriend and I were outside of a music venue in Boulder. The band inside started playing gospel hymns, and the music was so gorgeous she found a lamppost and…you get the picture. I loved the image of the meshing worlds — the places we come together. It's a repeating theme in the book.

"Creating this book had me looking at the words in an entirely new light," she says. "It's full of politics and love and hopefully a little humor. I'm still debating whether or not to hide it from my mother. I think that's a good sign…for the reader, at least."

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Trilogy Wine Bar, 2017 13th Street in Boulder, Gibson will host a hometown book-release show. Tickets to the release party are $10; call 303-473-9463 or visit www.trilogywinebar.com for information.
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., 2008

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