The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson

The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson

by Andrea Gibson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935904373
Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 324,413
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with their truths. A powerful live performer Gibson is the winner of the 2008 Women's World Poetry Slam, and has placed 3rd in world on two International Poetry Slam stages. Andrea's first book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns won the DIY Poetry Book of the Year and was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.
Gibson has been showcased on Free Speech TV, BBC, Air America, CSPAN, NPR, and was featured in the documentary Slam Planet. Gibson has released four full-length albums and tours over 180 dates/year.

Read an Excerpt

“..when a war ends, what does that look like exactly?

do the cells in the body stop detonating themselves?

does the orphanage stop screaming for its mother?

when the sand in the desert has been melted down to glass

and our reflection is not something we can stand to look at

does the white flag make for a perfect blindfold?

yesterday i was told a story

about this little girl in Iraq, six-years-old,

who cannot fall asleep

because when she does

she dreams of nothing

but the day she watched her dog

eat her neighbor's corpse.

if you told her war is over

do you think she can sleep?”

―Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase

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