Andrea Gibson (they/them/theirs) is a queer author of five full-length collections of poetry, including Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry 2018) which sold over 20,000 copies worldwide. Winner of The Independent Publishers Award in 2019, Andrea is also a two-time Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. In 2017, Penguin Books published Take Me With You, an illustrated collection of Gibson’s most beloved quotes, and in 2019, Chronicle books published their first non-fiction endeavor, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart. The winner of the first Women’s World Poetry Slam, Gibson has gone on to be featured on BBC, Air America, CSpan, and regularly sells out large capacity venues all over the world. Gibson has also released seven full length albums of spoken word. Their most recent book, You Better Be Lightning, is forthcoming from Button Poetry November 2021. “ANDREA GIBSON WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT GENDER.” — BUZZFEED “ANDREA GIBSON SEAMLESSLY SPINS HOPELESSNESS INTO HOPE, FIRES BACK AT SOCIAL NORMS, AND CHALLENGES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE AND TO BE HUMAN” —THEM “ANDREA GIBSON’S POETRY… WILL MAKE YOU FEEL SEEN AND HEARD AND BEAUTIFULLY ARTICULATED…”— HUFFINGTON POST “ANDREA GIBSON IS IN THE FIGHT FOR HEARTS AND MINDS. WITH A RELENTLESS SENSE OF URGENCY AND EMOTIONS — 'HAVING FEELINGS ALL OVER' — LEAVENED BY AN OCCASIONAL FLASH OF HUMOR.” — BOSTON GLOBE "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 Their work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. Andrea Gibson was born in Calais, Maine in 1975 and now resides outside of Boulder, Colorado.Read more Read less
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