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

  • Hope Burton
    Mar 07, 2017
    Woot, first review yay. c:Review is on my blog, Tsundoku Books. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Misty Coss
    May 16, 2017
    Love her poetry. It's great to be able to visualize the emotions and turmoil of growing up....
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    May 29, 2017
    Some great poetry in this collection that will be good for poetry readers...
  • Queen
    Jun 14, 2017
    I really loved this little poetry book. The odes are amazing and really powerful. They made me think, laugh and cry. Thank you....