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

  • 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 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • 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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • 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 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...

    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 ...

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

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • 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 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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 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...

    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 ...