You Better Be Lightning

You Better Be Lightning

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You Better Be Lightning by Andrea Gibson is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. One of the most celebrated poets and performers of the last two decades, Andrea Gibson's trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display in You Better Be Lightning, welcoming and inviting readers to be just as they are.

Title:You Better Be Lightning
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781943735990
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    You Better Be Lightning Reviews

  • Gabby

    Really gorgeous poetry collection! One of my favorites included this line that I can’t stop thinking about:”No matter how it looks,you and everyone you know have hourglass figures.Each breath, a f...

  • Steph

    What if we don't have to be healedto be whole? There are holes in every inchof the fabric that makes me who I am,but pull the string on my backand I'll say I LOVE YOU and mean itwhenever you want.(fro...

  • Gerhard

    Poetry is fascinating. Of all the forms of writing, it seems the most inward-looking and narcissistic. Yet when done right, it can also achieve a universality that speaks to the lived experience of ma...

  • Reading_ Tamishly

    This is not just a poetry collection. It's a form of personal reflection and rediscovering our self.The collection touches a variety of topics and themes.The writing is wholesome. It's calming as well...

  • Henk

    Full of engagement, but sometimes veering a bit too close to prose for my personal taste. The reflections on queer life, chronic illness and above all love are well executed, but in a sense made me al...

  • Pia

    It wasn't until I read 'Queer Youth are Five Times More Likely to Die By Suicide' with tears in my eyes (I was a queer youth, after all) followed by 'No Such Thing as the Innocent Bystander' that I re...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    We need so much less than we take.We owe so much more than we give. 4 stars because 50% of this collection was a 3-star read for me (a bit boring and meandering, truthfully), but the other 50% was ...

  • Marne - Reader By the Water

    I don't care for poetry. But the cover caught my eye, and I've been looking for more trans/non-binary authors, so I read their bio. They grew up in my tiny home state and we share a birthday. Goosebum...

  • Ocean

    Another incredible collection of poems from the incomparable Andrea Gibson. I have been looking forward to this book for a while and it did not disappoint. Gibson has such a way with words and there i...

  • Anniek

    What I know: this is exactly the kind of poetry I love, and I should read more of it.What I don't know: how to accurately review poetry collections.All I can really say about this is: this collection ...