Rob Gibsun

Rob Gibsun is a poet and visual artist from Richmond, Virginia. A TEDxRVA Speaker, his work is published in Kinfolks Quarterly, Minetta Review, Love is the Law Magazine and others. Rob graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University and coached the 2014 VCU slam poetry team, placing 2nd in the nation at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Soon after, he was selected to feature on Season Four of TVOne’s premier poetry and music show Lexus Verses and Flow. Rob combines vibrant imagery with theatrical performance to tell his story and the stories of the unvoiced. He believes “Art is life therapy; through creative expression, we spit out the pains of self-oppression to make room for inner-peace.” Find more of his work at