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Date(s) - 23/05/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Union Chapel


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 (they/them) 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.

 Gibson is on tour in the UK from May 12-23 and all the dates are at

Gibson just released a new book on 16 April w/ Chronicle Books where they roll out the welcome mat and prove that poetry is for everyone. How Poetry Can Change Your Heart is for lapsed poetry lovers, aspiring poets, or total novices, readers will learn to uncover verse in unexpected places, find their way through a poem when they don’t quite “get it,” and discover just how transformative poetry can be. This is a gorgeous and inspiring gift for any fan of the written word. The book is co-written with Megan Falley.
VIDEO: Gibson just released a NEW VIDEO for “America, Reloading” – a poem is from their latest book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES. Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco contributed music to the piece
“Gibson’s poems…are forthright and pithy, putting into words the feelings of anyone who has
been angry, or outraged, or embarrassed, or in love.” — STAR TRIBUNE

“Andrea Gibson is an amazing queer, spoken-word poet who can make you weep with a heart wrenching love poem and then swiftly inspire you to action with a powerful political poem.” — Seventeen