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 One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American wom...

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Title:New American Best Friend
Author:Olivia Gatwood
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:New American Best Friend
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:49 pages pages

New American Best Friend Reviews

  • Lionel
    Nov 07, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

  • Drew
    Jan 01, 2018

    "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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

  • Dani
    Sep 21, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

  • Maria
    Aug 05, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

    I've never been a big fan of poetry, but now I think that's because I've never found poetry that I've connected with...until now. This entire collection is amazing, I found them really accessible and wonderfully written. It's hard to pick a favorite but "Ode to the Women on Long Island...

    Review coming soon. ...

  • Abriana
    Mar 31, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

  • Gabe
    Jun 05, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

  • Courtney
    Aug 06, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

    I've never been a big fan of poetry, but now I think that's because I've never found poetry that I've connected with...until now. This entire collection is amazing, I found them really accessible and wonderfully written. It's hard to pick a favorite but "Ode to the Women on Long Island...

    Review coming soon. ...

    Honestly I am captivated by this woman?s work! She is truly inspirational. Her words wrap me up and indulge. Certain lines leave me thinking all day. I highly recommend! ...

    Some of my favorite poems of all time - definitely got me into reading more poetry in general, which I am very thankful for ...

  • Leah Harter
    Mar 25, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

  • João Calafate
    Nov 06, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

  • Bryan
    Aug 23, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

  • Amanda
    Oct 31, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

  • Jenna
    Aug 26, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

    I've never been a big fan of poetry, but now I think that's because I've never found poetry that I've connected with...until now. This entire collection is amazing, I found them really accessible and wonderfully written. It's hard to pick a favorite but "Ode to the Women on Long Island...

  • Andrea Poulain
    Dec 12, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

  • Samantha
    Nov 09, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

    I've never been a big fan of poetry, but now I think that's because I've never found poetry that I've connected with...until now. This entire collection is amazing, I found them really accessible and wonderfully written. It's hard to pick a favorite but "Ode to the Women on Long Island...

    Review coming soon. ...

    Honestly I am captivated by this woman?s work! She is truly inspirational. Her words wrap me up and indulge. Certain lines leave me thinking all day. I highly recommend! ...

  • Alicia
    Oct 18, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

  • Amanda Van Parys
    Jan 23, 2018

    "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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Sep 17, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

  • A. Blumer
    Dec 29, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

  • Tabitha Vohn
    Nov 14, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

  • McKenzie Richardson
    Aug 06, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

  • 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...

  • Katherine
    Oct 18, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

  • Rowan Bradley
    Nov 15, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

  • L.A.
    Aug 09, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

  • Elena ( The Queen Reads )
    Dec 29, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

  • Cody Lakin
    Mar 04, 2018

    "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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

  • Alicia Billingsley
    Aug 25, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

  • Gervanna Stephens
    Sep 27, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

  • Gary D
    Nov 21, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...

    I saw this one in the GR Awards for a Poetry nomination, and a good friend happened to have given me this book a while ago. It was still on my Unread pile so I was like "what the heck?" It was just a little book. It was more than just a little book. It was growing up with blood seep...

    Leído para el maratón #GuadalupeReinas. Un libro se poesía. ...

    Amazing poetry. Some of it I read, some of it my girlfriend read it to me and was perfect, another bit I listened to Olivia Gatwood's perfect performances in Button Poetry. Every person, female or male or in between, should read this. ...

    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...

    I'm consistently amazed by Olivia Gatwood ...

    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 ...

    Okay, I'm not a fan of poetry, like, at all but Olivia Gatwood's poetry is fundamentally badass and please read it. You'll see why when you do. Read for the 2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book ...

    Amazing loved every piece of it! If you love poetry this is a must read. Just bought it and read it. Going to buy the non kindle version to hold in my hand. I need more. A few favorite lines "Like maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how st...

    Gatwood is real and raw and unafraid to address the uncomfortable. Her introspection into coming of age has something in it for everyone. She has a voice that is all her own, even when that voice doesn't quite know who it is. You may just find yourself coming to appreciate the world ar...

    A Button Poetry standout leaps from stage to page. If you're not familiar with Button open up another window and just spend some time on their YouTube page. This will get you familiar with the company's roster of slam poets, many of whom are getting publishing deals and becoming the...

    I can appreciate the writing style. She is obviously a very talented poet. She has a sharp wit, a direct, dry writing style that doesn't bother with polishing up the rough spots. If it's difficult, it's difficult... that's how she will write about it. However, it just wasn't the boo...

    I can't think of a better review of this than Carrie Fountain's, which is blurbed on the back of the book: "these poems are the future." The last time a book hit me this hard was Melissa Broder's SO SAD TODAY, and I think the two of those books are truly exciting in the way they carve ...

    curly-sue, nail polish, pastel coiled phone cord, strawberry milk shake designed by her mother to ensure she would grow up the kind of girl who cries when the boy does not love her- in an instant ...

    ?Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me? is perfection. ?Ode to My Bitch Face? is a close second. Overall, quick and definitely worthwhile read. ...

    Absolutely astounding. ...

    "maybe he is the kind of man who only screams when he is underwater or lets me feel how strong his fingers are without actually touching me" For some reason I thought this was a memoir, and then I got it from the library and was like lol. It's poetry, which I guess is a kind of memo...

    Wow. I work in a bookstore, and I discovered this small collection by accident. When books of poetry come in, I like to open them up to a random page and see how I feel about just one of the poems. In this way I sift through a lot of bad poetry?mostly the ?internet poets,? who a...

    Gatwood has you reeling from the start. She shocks and taunts and makes you laugh from her tales of childhood and being a teenage girl. Being from the Caribbean, Jamaica precisely, I can relate to the heat of the region in Port of Spain, and the fact that yes, Americans don?t really ...

    One word: wow. This should be on a mandatory reading list for everybody. It is a quick read, not because of the short number of pages but due to the fluidity of the writing. She is a fantastic composer who sculpts an idea in your mind for each piece. Hard, soft; happy, sad; intellectua...

    I am a 34 year old man. I am not part of the demographic that this book originates from and will speak to the clearest. Its not for me, or at least not most of all. But I'm grateful I read it, that it was published, that strangers like me get to read poems like these. New American B...

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. There are poems that you want to read once for the sake of reading and then be done with them forever. These poems are not like that. These are poems that you will want to read again and again. Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed Gatwood's various o...

    I learned about Olivia Gatwood on Facebook when a friend posted a video of her reading "Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me." I was immediately enthralled. I waited patiently for the book to arrive at the Library...and let me say, it was worth the wai...

    I was familiar with Gatwood's work thanks to the Brave New Voices poetry slam. "Ode to Norma Jean" was a poignant piece. I was thrilled to discover an entire collection of her poems and was not disappointed. Her recollections of childhood were my favorite pieces. I admired her cand...

    I've never been a big fan of poetry, but now I think that's because I've never found poetry that I've connected with...until now. This entire collection is amazing, I found them really accessible and wonderfully written. It's hard to pick a favorite but "Ode to the Women on Long Island...

    Review coming soon. ...

    Honestly I am captivated by this woman?s work! She is truly inspirational. Her words wrap me up and indulge. Certain lines leave me thinking all day. I highly recommend! ...

    Some of my favorite poems of all time - definitely got me into reading more poetry in general, which I am very thankful for ...

    omg - just spotted this in a brand new bookstore in our little Massachusetts town. sat down right there and read half of it in one gulp. so raw - my newest favorite poet! ...

  • Amelia's Fantastical Bookends
    Nov 21, 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...

    I picked up this book because I saw one of Gatwood's readings of her poem "Ode to the Women on Long Island," and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, being me, I decided to actually pick up her other works, realizing that maybe, just maybe, I had found a contemporary poet that I liked. And ...