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

  • Ana
    Nov 02, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Basma
    May 06, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

  • Gabrielle Carolina
    Dec 21, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

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

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

  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Feb 22, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

  • Kit
    Jan 19, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

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

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

    Like a lighthouse through a fog of uncertainty, Gibson's poetic work offers honesty, clarity, and illumination discussing place, (self)love, and the queer experience. ...

  • Rimsha Jairajpuri
    Jan 30, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

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

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

    Like a lighthouse through a fog of uncertainty, Gibson's poetic work offers honesty, clarity, and illumination discussing place, (self)love, and the queer experience. ...

    I've only recently been introduced to Andrea Gibson and the writing has already made an impact on me. Whether it's Boomerang Valentine or Living Proof, which I've frequently gone back to, or Ode To The Public Panic Attack, which I relate to too much. Andrea speaks of the plights of...

    Powerful collection with some heart-wrenching lined. Beautiful. ...

  • Carrie
    Feb 06, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

  • Rilee Moulton
    Dec 31, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

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

  • Kyle
    Mar 31, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

  • Kales
    Sep 06, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

  • Isaiah
    Feb 06, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

  • Ari
    Nov 27, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

  • Vani
    Jan 12, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

  • Heather
    Jan 21, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

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

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

    Like a lighthouse through a fog of uncertainty, Gibson's poetic work offers honesty, clarity, and illumination discussing place, (self)love, and the queer experience. ...

    I've only recently been introduced to Andrea Gibson and the writing has already made an impact on me. Whether it's Boomerang Valentine or Living Proof, which I've frequently gone back to, or Ode To The Public Panic Attack, which I relate to too much. Andrea speaks of the plights of...

  • Chesca
    Dec 14, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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. ...

  • Giulia
    Mar 19, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

  • Hizatul Akmah
    Apr 19, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

    ** thanks to Netgalley and Button Poetry for this free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review ** this collection of hard-punch poems is a lot to take in one day but i couldn't stop reading them. my personal favourites are Orlando and Living Proof. 10/10 would be highly recomme...

  • E.
    Jan 10, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
    Jan 13, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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. ...

  • Maria Tane
    Feb 27, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

    TW: panic attacks, depression Actual rating: 3.5 ? A great, thought-provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching collection of poems. Deeply appreciated the topics tackled: sexuality, gender, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion... The more the merr...

    Each time Andrea Gibson appears on my YouTube feed with a new performance of their poems I know I'm in for a delightful experience. So it was quite clear that I would enjoy this book given my already existing fondness of them. These poems had me almost tearing up on the subway and ...

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

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • BadassCmd
    Oct 27, 2018

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Mo
    Feb 28, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

  • Siobhán
    Jan 30, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

    (3.5) Rating poetry is hard but I liked this collection. I?m going to be seeing them live this month and I?m a little bit too excited about that. ...

    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 received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!* I really enjoyed "Lord of the Butterflies" by Andrea Gibson, who is an American activist and poet. Their poetry (as far as I can tell from this poetry collection) focusses on g...

  • Moi Baltazar
    Mar 19, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

  • jordan
    Jan 23, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...

    I like almost everything about this collection. The metaphors, description of feeling, the rhythm... they are truly an artist. It is also quite impressive that they cover several subjects but the transition is so smooth that you do not even notice it. The main topics were gender, queer...

    Relevant and written to be both relatable and deeply personal. Some of the poems seemed like they?d be better off as spoken word, though. ?Let?s hyperventilate like it?s 1999.? ...

  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
    Apr 05, 2019

    4/9/19 I'm going to go see Andrea live tonight and I'm kinda sorta maybe absofuckinglutely beside myself with glee. This is my glee face ? Now you know. __________________________________ Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowe...

    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...

    ? I received an ARC of this book from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ? "You're going to kill your own god so you can fall in love for the first time." Isn't it wonderful when literature grasp you tight and doesn?t let go? Lord of the Bu...

    Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's hea...

    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 had never heard of Andrea Gibson before reading this book of poetry. I definitely know her now. In fact, very intimately as a result of her vulnerability and frank openness. The overall feeling while experiencing these poems was moroseness. My heart broke with each new page. Sure...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Actual rating: 3.75 Moving insights and ruminations on sexuality, identity, gender, addiction, and mental illness. There are also themes of longing, grief, love (freeing, touching, as well as unrequited), sadness...

    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...

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews. I got an ARC of this book. This book of poetry is pretty fantastic. There were a few poems that either went entirely over my head or I just didn't enjoy them, but overall there was an emotional punch here that I enjoyed. The topics r...

    "I couldn't take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn't believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read. " While I deeply appreciated the topic discussed (gender, depression, mental health, self-love, family, love in general, politics, religion...) I didn...