Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns

Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns

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Andrea Gibson's dynamic and energetic first book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, challenges us to not only read, but to react. Hauntingly vivid, the poems march through a soldier's lingering psychological wounds, tackle the curious questions of school children on the meaning of "hate," and tangle with a lover's witty and vibrant description of longing. Gibson's poems deconstruct the current political climate through stunning imagery and careful crafting. With the same velocity, the poignant and vacillating love poems sweep the air out of the room. It's word-induced hypoxia. Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns whispers with a bold and unforgettable internal voice rich with the kind of questioning that inspires action.

Title:Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780981521305
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    Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns Reviews

  • Gerhard

    This is the first poetry collection from Andrea Gibson I have ever read. I wished it included a more comprehensive biography, because a lot of the poems seem to refer to events and people in Gibson’...

  • Megan

    This book is magnificent in every sense of the word. I loved it and, even more than I did before, I love Andrea Gibson. I cannot really say much on it because I don't read a lot of poetry, so I have n...

  • Pauliina K

    all kinds of heavy and sad and radical and loud and beautiful....

  • Maya Kaur Bhogal

    considering i have abandoned my book review snapchat story, i think that i’ll take to goodreads to review when it feels warranted. and in this case i feel a review is warranted. as in i can hardly u...

  • Colin Cox

    When I read Andrea Gibson's Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, I think of one poet: Walt Whitman. In many respects, Gibson's first book reads like Whitman's seminal text: "Song of Myself." Whitman's blade ...

  • Reading_ Tamishly

    This one is really hard-hitting!💯I don't think I will read something better than this from the same author ever again.This one is serious with themes of disturbed childhood, times of war and turmoi...

  • Sleepless Dreamer

    I just got back from watching Maleficent 2. Without spoiling anything, there's a scene that mirrors a gas chamber. And this absolutely terrible scene doesn't get addressed. The main sentence that gets...

  • Jane Glossil

    Andrea Gibson was the first spoken word poet I followed. It was she who drew me to the beauty of spoken word poetry and slam performances. I have been wanting to read one of her books for a long time,...

  • Monika

    These gut-wrenching poems are so freaking beautiful. I had to remind myself to breathe while holding back tears in awe of what I was reading. I love the descriptiveness, the rhythms and cadences... th...

  • Jolene

    I bought this after reading the first poem in the bookstore and loving it. Unfortunately, it was the best one. Many of the others were too on the nose for me--perhaps because they're meant to be perfo...