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 In Andrea Gibson's latest collection, they continue their artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, l...

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Title:Lord of the Butterflies
Author:Andrea Gibson
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1943735425
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Lord of the Butterflies Reviews

  • Beth
    Oct 26, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

    This was so fucking great. Review to come when i have a laptop and internet and am not in the middle of a move But definitely read it ...

    I guess not all poetry is for me. Some of these poems really hit me hard in the chest, a big punch in the feels, but some others, I just couldn't connect to them, especially for the longer ones. But they speak of something important, this constant battle around us, about us and it's so...

    Some poems I really really liked, other didn't move me as much. Andrea Gibson is still my favorite poet ever! ...

    It's official, Andrea Gibson is my favorite current poet. This book is just SO GOOD, so heartbreaking and lovely and angry and BRILLIANT. They are the real deal. *Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Ana
    Nov 02, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

  • Skirmish
    Nov 11, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

  • Gabrielle Carolina
    Dec 21, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

  • Kai
    Jan 08, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

  • Jessica | Booked J
    Nov 12, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

  • Russell Reidelberger
    Dec 28, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

  • Rilee Moulton
    Dec 31, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

  • Kirsten Tattersall
    Nov 11, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

  • Kales
    Sep 06, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

  • Ari
    Nov 27, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

  • Felicia
    Dec 18, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

  • Leigh
    Dec 18, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

  • Vani
    Jan 12, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

  • Amber
    Dec 31, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

  • Anne Oftedahl
    Nov 28, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

  • Raven Black
    Nov 16, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

  • Chesca
    Dec 14, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

  • Emma Scott
    Dec 02, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

  • Marie S.
    Dec 23, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

    This was so fucking great. Review to come when i have a laptop and internet and am not in the middle of a move But definitely read it ...

    I guess not all poetry is for me. Some of these poems really hit me hard in the chest, a big punch in the feels, but some others, I just couldn't connect to them, especially for the longer ones. But they speak of something important, this constant battle around us, about us and it's so...

    Some poems I really really liked, other didn't move me as much. Andrea Gibson is still my favorite poet ever! ...

  • E.
    Jan 10, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

  • Sophie
    Nov 27, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

    This was so fucking great. Review to come when i have a laptop and internet and am not in the middle of a move But definitely read it ...

    I guess not all poetry is for me. Some of these poems really hit me hard in the chest, a big punch in the feels, but some others, I just couldn't connect to them, especially for the longer ones. But they speak of something important, this constant battle around us, about us and it's so...

  • Elke
    Jan 16, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

    This was so fucking great. Review to come when i have a laptop and internet and am not in the middle of a move But definitely read it ...

  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
    Jan 13, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

  • Dora  (Swift Coffee Book Blog)
    Jan 02, 2019

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

  • Claire
    Nov 21, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

  • Jeremy Mifsud
    Nov 14, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

  • BadassCmd
    Oct 27, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

  • Meredith
    Dec 01, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...

    "When all the good in you starts arguing wih all the bad in you about who you really are, never let the bad in you make the better case." No one writes like Andrea Gibson or gets my heart like Andrea Gibson. Another of their triumphs to place on my shelf, to proudly stand with ...

    My wife and I saw Gibson perform in St. Louis. I recognized some of the poems in here and could still hear the cadence they [Gibson's preferred pronoun] used. Their poems in this book match some of their earlier works. I love how they write POEMS. Too much of modern poetry is the Insta...

    This was so fucking great. Review to come when i have a laptop and internet and am not in the middle of a move But definitely read it ...

    I guess not all poetry is for me. Some of these poems really hit me hard in the chest, a big punch in the feels, but some others, I just couldn't connect to them, especially for the longer ones. But they speak of something important, this constant battle around us, about us and it's so...

    Some poems I really really liked, other didn't move me as much. Andrea Gibson is still my favorite poet ever! ...

    It's official, Andrea Gibson is my favorite current poet. This book is just SO GOOD, so heartbreaking and lovely and angry and BRILLIANT. They are the real deal. *Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Andrea Gibson is one of my favorite, living, breathing poets. She's amazing. She won me over with Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns back in 2010, and since then I've enjoyed each book she's published. When I hear she has a new book of poetry out I come running for it. Andrea has this un...

  • Emily Oliff
    Dec 23, 2018

    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#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...

    5 stars Chills. 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 were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...

    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 most things. "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't b...

    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 playfully paired with beautiful drawings by Sarah J. Coleman for the 2018 Take Me with You...

    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. ...

    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 better to say that the poet?s own words. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley 4 ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." I first got interested in this book because of poetry from queer perspective but Gibson touches upon many other subjects, mainly -- poli...

    ARC provided by Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for a review Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies is a collection of poems that will pull at ankles and lift hearts up to shatter them like fireworks against dark skies. With a focus on LGBTQ struggles, mental health, and...

    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 was something powerful! It was both strong and sweet, it touched a lot of impor...

    ?Do you remember the first record Where we didn?t have to change the pronouns to sing along? We?d gone so many years without music that knew us.? I didn?t know any poem by Andrea Gibson before starting to read this collection, but I?m really happy I found this and ...

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy of this book. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. I connected to some of it and they made me feel things but even some I didn?t connect with made me feel things too. If you enjoy poetry I would recommend you to pick this up. ...

    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 and could easily recall the performances like they were yesterday. This is a beau...

    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...

    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...

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

    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 know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...

    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?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...

    Button poetry has been my go-to for my poetry fix, and here we are with another lovely title and cover... that didn't resonate with me. I've said it before elsewhere, but I do think it is important to talk about queer experience and mental health, it is very important to see and hea...

    Seriously one of the best books of poetry I've ever read. They somehow take the swirling storm of my mind and put it into a words in a way that I can't, and I love it. "At the restaurant I say I have a small bladder, because it's less awkward than saying I'm going to spend most of this...

    A collection of poems with very powerful messages and a gorgeous cover. I was first drawn to this book because it was tagged as LGBT poetry, but the collection touches on several other topics that are just as interesting and important. Some of the poems were not my cup of tea, but some...

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many amazing poems in this collection! "Orlando" made me cry, "Good Lights" made me feel things, and "Ode to the Public Panic Attack" was so relatable! Incredible imager...

    Andrea Gibson blows me away more and more with each poem I read. I loved the way the collection intersected gender, queerness. politics, and family. One of the best collections of poetry I have read in a while. ...