critically acclaimed poet.
vocalist - songwriter.
“When you get past her God given beauty, her God given INNER talent holds your attention just as strong!” - Pos, De La Soul
“Gina Loring is one of the best poets of her generation. Her words are rich with humor, rage and rhyme. Her voice is original and brave. Her heart is on fire.” - Eve Ensler
“Did you ever see a dream singing? Well, I did … she’s Gina Loring.” - Norman Lear
“She’s lovely. She’s talented. She’s Gina Loring.” - Mos Def
Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, songwriter, and workshop facilitator. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, as well as on BET’s Lyric Cafe, and TVOne’s Verses and Flow. Gina was honored as one of the winners of Queen Latifah’s CoverGirl Persona Contest for female lyricists, and was a featured performer at Eve Ensler’s V-Day Atlanta, as well as in Adam Duritz’s production at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. With a B.A. from Spelman College, and an M.F.A. from Antioch University, Gina was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, and is currently a volunteer creative writing teacher with Inside Out Writers, working with incarcerated teens. She is featured on De La Soul’s album, “Are you in?” and The Brand New Heavies album “We Won’t Stop,” and was a writer/ performer on Norman Lear’s nationwide “Declare Yourself” poetry tour. She lives in Los Angeles, and she believes in mermaids.
PRESS (upon request): http://ginaloring.com/press/
-Spoken Word & Poetry Slam Special Guest Performances
-Festivals, Seasonal & Gala Events
Divine Rhythm Productions