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
    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
    Book Reaction: http://neverhollowed.tumblr.com/tagge... Rating: 5 Stars - absolutely perfect I received a copy of Lord of Butterflies from Button Poetry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Gabrielle Carolina
    Dec 21, 2018
    No one does love poems like Gibson does love poems. ...
  • Mara
    Feb 21, 2019
    ? I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley ? "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. It was a lie when I said I couldn't take the long distance. It was that I didn't want...
  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Feb 22, 2019
    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...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Nov 12, 2018
    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review also found here at Booked J. I know I've said it a hundred times over this year, last year, and several years before...
  • Kit
    Jan 19, 2019
    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
    Powerful collection with some heart-wrenching lined. Beautiful. ...
  • Carrie
    Feb 06, 2019
    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
    Incredibly healing! My head spun in awe multiple times. ...
  • Kirsten Tattersall
    Nov 11, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "But heat rises for the same reason people rise-because they have to. I think the heat would like to rest sometime, don't you?" Before this book I had never heard any of Andrea Gibson's poetry but I f...
  • Kales
    Sep 06, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Jess
    Feb 27, 2019
    It's not very often that I am without words. Even my very favorite media, the pieces I keep close to me always, inspire words?paragraphs of excited, garbled mess as I explain them to my friends; notes scrawled on the back of office stationary, little messages I've save for later; my ...
  • Ari
    Nov 27, 2018
    5 stars Chills. I had bloody chills reading this book. Oh dear god, Andrea Gibson can do nothing wrong. As my favorite poet I wasn't expecting any thing less from her, but those freaking goosebumps were even better than I had anticipated! ARC provided in exchange of an honest ...
  • Felicia
    Dec 18, 2018
    Andrea Gibson introduced me to the power of poetry. I thought verse was all flowers and love and a bunch of other crap that, not only could I not relate to, I also couldn't give one single solitary f#ck about. YouTube is where my love affair with Andrea began. After inadvertent...
  • Vani
    Jan 12, 2019
    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
    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...
  • Raven Black
    Nov 16, 2018
    The ones without them as a main character are stronger, for my tastes, but all are relatable to someone ...
  • Chesca
    Dec 14, 2018
    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
    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. ...
  • E.
    Jan 10, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Jeremy Mifsud
    Nov 14, 2018
    I have received an Advanced Review Copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Andrea Gibson is a spoken-word poet and I was sceptical that text could capture the magic of epic performances?it does. Reflecting the nature of spoken-word poetry, most poems were longer tha...
  • BadassCmd
    Oct 27, 2018
    ?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
    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
    *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...
  • jordan
    Jan 23, 2019
    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.? ...