Regie Gibson is a 1-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator.
Regie has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries. Regie and his work appear in the film Love Jones. The poem entitled "Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina)" appears on the movie soundtrack and is performed by the film’s star, Larenz Tate. Regie performed "Hey Nappyhead" in the film with world-renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El Zabar, composer of the score for the musical The Lion King.
Regie has performed at: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Cultural Center, Elgin Symphony Orchestra Hall with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall with the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Day of Art Festival, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, Harvard Universities Longfellow Hall for the Cambridge Poetry Festival, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.
Regie has taught, lectured and facilitated workshops for: the Cambridge Poetry Festival at Harvard University, the Poetry Center of the Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Black Writers Guild, Inside Out of Detroit, MI, University of Chicago Lab School, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, National Louis University, Washtenaw State College, Youth Speaks of San Francisco, CA, University Without Walls of San Antonio, TX, as a Chernin Center for the Arts Community Writers Fellow, a writer in residence at the Effi O. Ellis Center sponsored through National Louis University, and for public schools systems throughout the States of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, California, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia.
Regie is the 1998 National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, was selected one of Chicago Tribune’s Artist of the Year for Excellence (1998) for his poetry, was a co-judge at the National Poetry Slam Competition and is regularly featured on National Public Radio.
Regie is widely published in anthologies, magazines and journals, such as Power Lines, An Anthology of Poetry along with three Pulitzer-Prize winning poets Gwendolyn Brooks, Yosef Komunyakaa, and Lisel Mueller, his first full-length book of poetry Storms Beneath The Skin (EM Press) was released in 2001.