Former National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson received his MFA from New England College. He's lectured and performed widely in the U.S., Cuba, and Europe--most recently at Teatro Binario 7 in Milan, Italy. In 2008 as a representative of the U.S., Gibson competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. He and his work appear in love jones, a feature film based on events in his life. He's been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, various NPR programs, and nominated for a Boston Emmy. He's a recipient of both the Walker Scholarship for poetry from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and a YMCA Writer's fellowship. He's been published in Poetry Magazine, Harvard's Divinity Magazine and The Iowa Review, among others. His volume of poems, Storms Beneath the Skin, received the Golden Pen Award. In 2010 Regie received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Poetry and the 2010-11 Lexington Education Foundation Program Grant. He performs regularly with his literary music ensemble Neon JuJu.