Andrea Gibson’s You Better Be Lightning Tour

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September 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm $25

Poetry that oscillates between activism and love
Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson has announced the cancellation of their upcoming Fall 2022 tour due to a cancer recurrence. They will be taking this time to nurture their health and healing. Andrea sends a universe of gratitude to their wonderful fans and community, and is so appreciative of your love and support.


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Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they regularly sell out large capacity rock clubs and concert halls, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows, in which they are often accompanied by musicians, have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

Gibson is the author of six-full-length collections of poetry, including You Better Be Lightning (Button Poetry 2021), which has sold over 25,000 copies worldwide. Winner of the Independent Publisher’s Award in 2022 and 2019, Andrea is also a three-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.

In addition to their publishing accolades, Andrea has released seven full-length albums, combining their socially active spoken word with musical collaborations. They are the winner of the first Women’s World Poetry Slam, Gibson has gone on to be featured on BBC, Air America, CSpan and The Good Life Project.


September 11 2022
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7:30 pm
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