Andrea Gibson Releases New Book November 27: Lord of the Butterflies

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The latest book from spoken word icon Andrea Gibson is an artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss and family. Gibson celebrates the release with a show at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN on November 27th.

Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson

"Propelled by all that is raw, heartfelt, and confessional, this fifth collection from Gibson is a tour de force." - Publisher's Weekly

In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson’s newest literary triumph, Lord of the Butterflies, is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest. While rioting against gun violence, homophobia, and white supremacy, Gibson celebrates gender expansion, queer love, and the will to stay alive. Each emotion in Lord of the Butterflies is deft and delicate, resting within imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

Winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008, Andrea Gibson remains one of the most captivating performers in the spoken word poetry scene today. Known for pulling hearts out of chests to either wrench or kiss, Gibson has authored four full-length collections of poems, an illustrated book of their most memorable quotes (Take Me With You, Penguin 2018), and has released seven beloved albums. Gibson regularly sells out 500+ capacity standing room only venues to eager audiences, mouthing along every word, further popularizing the art form and creating a space for each person in the room to feel, and to heal.

The author is celebrating the book release with a show at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN on November 27th, followed by a midwest bookstore tour into early December and a nationwide venue tour throughout 2019. Full details on all shows can be found at their website: https://andreagibson.com

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