New American Best Friend

New American Best Friend

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebrati...

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Title:New American Best Friend
Author:Olivia Gatwood
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ISBN:1943735107
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:49 pages

New American Best Friend Reviews

  • Lola
    Jun 20, 2017
    One day, I want to be able to write poetry like Olivia Gatwood. Don't get me wrong; I love Sarah Kay and Rupi Kaur to pieces, but their poetry is soothing, beautiful, and even hopeful in its sadness. I want my poetry to be angry, to scream out what's wrong with the world and not be afraid of saying...
  • Leah Harter
    Mar 25, 2017
    Hello everyone, today I am writing about a book that is a little bit different. Normally, I only talk about fiction on here, but there will probably be more poetry in the near future. I will admit that going into this I was already a little bit biased. I have watched Olivia Gatwood’s slam poems...
  • Bree Hill
    Apr 02, 2017
    "Life comes fast. One minute you're taking typing classes for your new secretary job in the World Trade Center and the next it's all almost over, life I mean, but I kicked and screamed my way through it, and so will you." This is small piece from the very last poem in New American Best Friend called...
  • Cody
    Apr 08, 2017
    Absolutely incredible....
  • Gabe
    Jun 05, 2017
    Olivia Gatwood is everything I like about poetry. I have been a huge fan of her poetry from YouTube videos. Her delivery and performance is absolutely amazing. I was worried that a reading her poetry on paper wouldn't be as good as seeing it performed. I wonder if I would have enjoyed her poetry as ...
  • Julia
    May 22, 2017
    Really more of a 3.5 - there were a few poems I kept coming back to that just felt like a gut punch. I was introduced to Gatwood as a spoken word poet and I feel like that's the ideal way to experience her poetry. That being said, she has a way with words regardless of whether you're hearing them or...
  • Anne Rako
    Jul 05, 2017
    "Ode to My Bitch Face" and "Ode to my Period Underwear" feel like old friends of mine. I've read all of these poems over and over again, beautiful work.left over from the other universe are hours and hours of waiting for him to kiss me and here, they are just hours. here, they are a bike ride across...
  • Lissa Piercy
    Jul 12, 2017
    The book I give to everyone I know who has any teen girls in their life. Also, the book my mom's best friend told me reminded her so much of HER girlhood. I've read it in one sitting... over five times. ...
  • Chelsea
    Jul 15, 2017
    Outstanding, absolutely outstanding. Everyone should read this. Olivia is fearless and teaches us that we should be fearless too....
  • Ryan Manley
    Jul 20, 2017
    This book is amazing. One of the best poetry collections I've ever read. ...