Andrea Gibson was born on August 13, 1975 in Calais, Maine. In 2008, Gibson won the first Women of the World Poetry Slam. They are the author of several poetry collections, including You Better Be Lightning (Button Poetry, 2021), Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry, 2018), Pansy (Write Bloody Publishing, 2015), The Madness Vase (2011), and Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns (2010). They also edited We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), an anthology of poems that address social justice issues. Gibson lives in Longmont, Colorado.