Lord of the Butterflies

Lord of the Butterflies

In Andrea Gibson's latest collection, they continue their artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

“[Andrea Gibson’s poetry] will change the way you think about gender.” —Buzzfeed

“They seamlessly spin hopelessness into hope, fire back at social norms, and challenge what it means to be alive and to be human.” —THEM

“Andrea Gibson is an amazing queer, spoken-word poet who can make you weep with a heart-wrenching love poem and then swiftly inspire you to action with a powerful political poem.” —Seventeen

Title:Lord of the Butterflies
ISBN:9781943735426
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About Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Their latest book THE LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES will be published by Button in November 2018.


    Lord of the Butterflies Reviews

  • Ari

    5 starsChills. I had bloody chills reading this book. Oh dear god, Andrea Gibson can do nothing wrong. As my favorite poet I wasn't expecting any thing less from her, but those freaking goosebumps wer...

  • Ana

    Having read and absolutely loved The Madness Vase (2011) in October, I couldn’t wait to pick up Andrea Gibson’s newest collection of poems. Some bits were already familiar as they’d been playf...

  • Skirmish

    Book Reaction: http://neverhollowed.tumblr.com/tagge...Rating: 5 Stars - absolutely perfect I received a copy of Lord of Butterflies from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Emma Scott

    that we are not truly alone in this that our veins are absolutely strings tied to other people’s kites,that our lives are that connected. That my butterflies are never gone. I don’t have anything ...

  • Chesca

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a reviewAndrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fi...

  • BadassCmd

    “Do you remember the first recordWhere we didn’t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We’d goneso many years without musicthat knew us.” I didn’t know any poem by Andrea Gibson befor...

  • Kales

    I didn't believe Andrea's poetry could get any better but it has. I loved being able to read some of the poems they read allowed when I saw them live back in February. I heard the poems in their voice...

  • Raven Black

    The ones without them as a main character are stronger, for my tastes, but all are relatable to someone...

  • Jeremy Mifsud

    I have received an Advanced Review Copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Andrea Gibson is a spoken-word poet and I was sceptical that text could capture the magic of epic performances...

  • Jessica | Booked J

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review also found here at Booked J. I kno...