Take Me with You by Andrea Gibson

Take Me with You

For readers of Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey) and Cheryl Strayed, a book small enough to carry with you, with messages big enough to stay with you, from one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time.Andrea Gibson explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to heal and to be different in this strange age. Take Me...

Details Take Me with You

TitleTake Me with You
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherPlume Books
GenrePoetry, Lgbt, Glbt, Queer

Reviews Take Me with You

  • Romie
    20 October 2017: This is probably the purest poetry collection I've ever read.I know poetry is extremely personal, you have to connect to an author's personal experience to really enjoy what this person has to say, and fortunately for me I did connect with Andrea Gibson. They touched my heart on so many levels, reading their poetry collection was a beautiful experience.There is a huge message of hope hiding behind all these poems, and this collec...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Since I adore Rupi Kaur's poems, I'm intrgued to give Take Me With You a try. It's a LGBTQ poem collection which explores various topics. The topics that highlighted this book were political and family related poems. Raising their voices as they struggled on being accepted by the society and their love ones. It's written with such rawness and I like it. However, some poems aren't my...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I like the idea and sentiment of these poems but I feel like the poet barely scratches the surface. It is more like they are presenting the reader with brief sentiments rather than fully developed poems. I feel like there is a lot more there, and using their themes of the intersection of politics and love, love-as-resistance, etc., I would just say, please do more with these ideas.As they are, they fall into the Instagram/Tumblr poetry category.....
  • Agirlcandream
    Go to Andrea Gibson’s website, https://www.andreagibson.org/ and see how they are marketing this little pocketbook of inspirational quotes."A pocket book, by Andrea Gibson. Out January 23rd, 2018A book small enough to carry with you, with messages big enough to stay with you, from one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time.Andrea Gibson explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness with stunning i...
  • Alexa
    I didn’t feel this collection of poems to be very impactful. Review: bit.ly/2HAQyNL*A copy of this book was provided to me by Penguin Random House Canada*
  • Brandon Forsyth
    I laughed as much as I cried. It was a huge mistake to take this book out in public.
  • Abantika(hiltonjenkin)
    Disclaimer: Got a pre release ARC copy through Net Galley for an honest review.Expected Publication Date: 13 February, 2018Take Me With You is a collection of LGBTQ poems written by Andrea Gibson. And is divided into three segments: Love, The World and Becoming, through which it explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness.Few of the poems were really well written and touches your heart. But many were just, Just B...
  • Maria
    I didn't mean to read Take Me With You in one sitting, but the bus ride was long and at every page I felt more alive. It was an emotional roller coaster that I will certainly be taking again... and again and again and again.These are excerpts of poems. Some of them were new to me, some I've had the pleasure of listening to live. Some of these few lines managed to take me right back to that extraordinary moment when Andrea Gibson was in front of m...
  • jenni
    sorta trite insta-poet-like fluff punctuated by watered-down platitudes that make this kind of bottom-shelf stylizing of what is otherwise an amazing poet's polished and refreshing form into something completely lacking the much-anticipated depth. andrea gibson is a mystifying poet! but this formatting continues to embarrass me.
  • Adrianna
    I originally was going to give this book 2 stars, but the more I read the more I started to like it. It’s not my favourite poetry book I’ve read but I felt a range of emotions and even laughed around while reading this book. I always appreciate an author that can make me feel more than one emotion and Andrea Gibson did just that.
  • Michelle
    Thoughts after I finished it: The moment I was finished I immediately reread all of it again and I can see myself rereading it over and over again in the near future as well. Full review(originally posted on The Writing Hufflepuff)Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, this means that the author may have made changes in the final print and some of the quotes used in this review may have been ch...
  • Rita
    Take Me With You is definitely an appropriate title. As I finished reading I felt that this would be a wonderful book to keep with you and read passages from whenever life is getting you down because “beating yourself up is never a fair fight.”There are three parts that cover sexuality, gender, politics, feminism, family and accepting oneself. I breezed through this little book in half an hour but I was so taken with it that I know I’ll fin...
  • Bree Hill
    Loved Pansy by Andrea Gibson so I was very excited when I learned she had another poetry collection coming out. This one was okay to me. I hate to compare it to Pansy but Pansy completely blew me away! I couldn’t recommend it enough! I was trying to put in the hands of anyone I could. This one just didn’t leave me with that feeling. The good thing about Poetry is that everyone interprets it different and there are collections that if you read...
  • Kate
    There were parts of this that I loved, parts I liked, and parts that were okay- but the parts I loved, I really loved. It's not all quite poetry, but lovely bits of words stringed together in interesting and exciting ways. This is my first introduction to Andrea Gibson, but I'm looking forward to what they write in the future!
  • Cookielover
    Some good ones; most of them I didn’t care for and couldn’t relate to.
  • KayCee K
    Take Me With You by Andrea Gibson is a wonderfully written poetry. It is also a collection of LGBTQ. This is this first for me, I've never read LGBTQ inspired poetry book before. With lines like" You keep worrying you're taking up too much space I wish you'd let yourself be the Milkyway" and "I told myself I was built like a song..." are powerful lines woven into these pages. There's a balance of upbeat poems to deeper more meaningful words. This...
  • Loring Wirbel
    Let's say this out loud: This is not a book of the kind of marvelous poetry Andrea Gibson gives us in Pansy or The Madness Vase. Instead, Take Me With You is a set of Zen koans set in large cartoon-style typeface with accompanying illustrations. The small size of the book is intended for it to be used as a collection of pocket aphorisms, and for that I'd just as soon pick Gibson as a guide as well as anyone. While the author is best known in the ...
  • Lenora Good
    Note: Book will not be available until 13 February 2018Disclaimer: I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewIf I read at the beginning of this book that Ms. Gibson is a member of the LGBTQ community, it didn't register, because I don't really care. However, if you do care, you need to know, because she is a lesbian, and her poetry shows it.Reading an electronic ARC I missed the white space the printed page would give. I as...
  • Marzie
    Boulder, Colorado poet Andrea Gibson has been writing about gender, orientation, and social and political LGBTQ issues for more than a decade. Their eminently quotable work first broke onto the scene with poetry slam performances in the early 2000's. "Take Me With You" is a volume of love found and lost poetry that also touches on one of their frequent themes- being, whether the risks of being yourself, of being lost, or of being here. With beaut...
  • Caitlin
    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.These prose poems sometimes are so short they don't really seem like poems, just short, pithy sayings. There are longer ones, too, enough the book doesn't feel too short. And there are illustrations, some full page, to keep the pages from looking bare.The poems cover love, heartbreak, and gender roles. Many are thoughtful and thought provoking, some take a moment to soak in. Whether...
  • Emma Rund
    This cute little collection of poetry had some beautiful moments, but I would not give it a metal. I really enjoyed the pairing of poems and drawings, and there were a few poems that I loved, but there were also a lot of poems that fell flat for me. I do believe poetry is an extremely personal form of literature, so everyone will react differently. I think if you can relate to the author's struggles you might really enjoy this.
  • Guillermo
    I'll start by saying, I love Andrea Gibson's poetry. Love the performances posted in YouTube. I've been a fan the moment I first heard "I Do." And "Maybe I Need You" is by far my favorite poem by the poet. When I saw this little book at the store, I knew I must have it. There was some disappointment when I realized this wasn't a new work by Gibson, but a compilation of past works. It is still beautiful and powerful and a must read for poetry love...
  • Luke Gorham
    Full disclosure: this style of soundbite poetry is aggressively not my style. It is to poetry what Drake is to hip hop: an endless flow of one-liners, some good, some not, but very few constituting anything more than #wordporn-level substance. Why Gibson felt the draw to explore this particular form is baffling to me. Pansy is one of the best collections of the decade, a thematically rich and formally impressive exercise in poetic gymnastics, and...
  • Sassafras Lowrey
    I read this entire book on a very long trip to the Home Depot —— it was an aesthetically beautiful book and I love Andrea Gobson’s poetry but I’ve listened to all of their CDs/albums many times and I didn’t realize this book was inspirational quotes pulled directly from their poems. I’m glad it was a library book
  • Kim
    This felt more like a series of affirmations rather than poems. But it well worth a read. Really enjoyed the author's quirky original view and expression. Some of it resonated but some of it missed it for me which is why I've only given it 3 stars. Some of the material is definitely 5 stars but other's aren't.I will be seeking out more of her work.
  • Jessica Ciarcz
    I really did not enjoy this book mostly because I had a lot of trouble following it.
  • Rainey
    A solid collection with an interesting format, but not nearly as perfect as previous volumes.
  • Nikiverse
    Checked this out from the library, I would not have paid for it! Nice sentiments though. But like a lot of tumblr poetry out there ... I wanna hear something deeper than a tweet.
  • camille fredrickson
    Absolutely loved this collection. Picked it up for the cover, devoured it because of the amazing prose.