New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood

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 celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to e...

Details New American Best Friend

TitleNew American Best Friend
Release DateMar 28th, 2017
PublisherButton Poetry

Reviews New American Best Friend

  • Bree Hill
    "Life comes fast. One minute you're taking typing classes for your new secretary job in the World Trade Center and the next it's all almost over, life I mean, but I kicked and screamed my way through it, and so will you." This is small piece from the very last poem in New American Best Friend called "Ode To The Women On Long Island." This small quote from the poem in my opinion summarizes up this entire collection of poetry.Olivia Gatwood paints ...
  • Leah Harter
    Hello everyone, today I am writing about a book that is a little bit different. Normally, I only talk about fiction on here, but there will probably be more poetry in the near future. I will admit that going into this I was already a little bit biased. I have watched Olivia Gatwood’s slam poems countless times. I was ecstatic when I learned of her book and I am extremely biased. With that being said, I highly recommend reading this book.My Rati...
  • Hope Burton
    Woot, first review yay. c:Review is on my blog, Tsundoku Books.
  • Mary Kate
    Since I received a free, early release copy of this book through a giveaway, I figure it is a common courtesy to review it. However, I don't think any words I can come up with would be an adequate review of how much I enjoyed this book. It was a stark and unflinching look of growing up as a girl using language and imagery that are perfect. Each word was fresh and without cliche. I'm glad I won a copy of this book. It made a wonderful Sunday read.
  • Maria
    This book was absolutely amazing. The way the poems were written made it even better. My favorite was 'Ode to my bitch face' I recommend this book, 9/10. I wish there we more poems