Andrea Gibson’s Lord of the Butterflies

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My latest poetry review is up at the Seattle Book Review of Andrea Gibson’s Lord of the Butterflies.

 

Lovers of performance poetry or slam poetry will be familiar with Andrea Gibson’s work. They’ve been performing their poetry with an earnest kinetic energy reveling in the cadences of their verse. For many performance poets, their work must be experienced live, seen or heard. But Gibson, who has been active and celebrated for more than twenty years now, is able to give readers in Lord of the Butterflies and their other collections a work that can stand alone and strong without their performative voice.

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