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

  • Felicia

    Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowers and love and a bunch of other crap that, not only could I not relate to, I also couldn't give one single solitary f#...

  • 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...

  • Vani

    Okay. Oh my goodness. Okay. This is actual magic. This is brilliance and beauty and tragedy and sorcery and I have never ever felt so much reading a poetry collection. I don't feel this much reading m...

  • Carrie

    I had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling whil...

  • 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 ...

  • E.

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley4 🌟 "You're going to kill your own godso you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer...

  • 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...

  • Dora  (Swift Coffee Book Blog)

    Full review: http://swiftcoffee.blog/2019/01/05/lo...I thought this was simply gonna be a book of love and suffering, and mostly about being queer, I guess I imagined something average, but god, this ...