October 3, 2023

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Andrea Gibson Discusses New Role as Poet Laureate

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Our state’s newest poet laureate, Andrea Gibson, is a Coloradan by choice, not by birth. Gibson (they/them), who grew up in rural Maine, says they went to college “basically to play basketball, and was lucky enough to end up with a writing degree.” After that, Gibson wanted to see the country, and took off on a road trip with a friend to discover America and find a place to put down some roots. When visiting Boulder, Gibson recalls thinking they could live there.

And then they moved to New Orleans.

“I was only there for a year before I ended up moving to Boulder. I wanted to find a place that was healthy. I was drinking so much beer in New Orleans,” Gibson say with a laugh. “And then I got to Boulder and found out that everyone might ride their bikes here a lot, but they…

Teague Bohlen

2023-09-15 06:40:00

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