Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’

Andrea Gibson’s ‘You Better Be Lightning’ sits on a shelf with other books. The cover shows a figure reaching towards an illuminated full moon.
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Andrea Gibson’s ‘You Better Be Lightning’ sits on a shelf with other books. The cover shows a figure reaching towards an illuminated full moon.
Anna Bauman / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: ‘You Better Be Lightning’

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Welcome back to Nerdette Book Club! It’s like a regular book club, only no one will ever know if you didn’t read the book. In our last book club of 2021, poets Jennifer Huang and Christopher Soto guide us through Andrea Gibson’s gorgeous poetry collection You Better Be Lightning. Jennifer’s poetry collection Return Flight and Christopher’s collection Diaries of a Terrorist are both coming out in 2022.

A note to listeners: some of the poems discussed in this episode deal with suicide and sexual assault. If this content is particularly sensitive for you, please do what you need to take care of yourself.