Book Launch: Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fine Line Music Cafe
318 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States

18+ | General Admission: $20.00 advance | $25.00 day of show | Reserved Balcony: $35.00


Join Button Poetry at the Fine Line Music Cafe for the release of Andrea Gibson’s latest book of poems, Lord of the Butterflies. Presented in partnership with First Avenue, book sales provided by Milkweed Books. Learn more.

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. 

ANDREA GIBSON is the winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008, and 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.