Life of the Party

If A Girl Screams, and Other Poems

«Ground-breaking and original poems that candidly face the complications of the female experience, that of negotiating an existence in a world that both excited and terrifies. Gatwood's writing unearths some of my deepest fears as a woman ... These poems – cautious, direct, brave – made me face uncomfortable truths, like all great poetry should.»

Elaine Feeney, author of 'Rise'

A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalised world by brilliantly-talented, internationally-renowned feminist poet and performer Olivia Gatwood. Les mer

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A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalised world by brilliantly-talented, internationally-renowned feminist poet and performer Olivia Gatwood.

Detaljer

Forlag
Doubleday
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
176
ISBN
9780857526250
Utgivelsesår
2019
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Olivia Gatwood is the author of two poetry collections, New American Best Friend and Life of the Party. Her debut novel, Whoever You Are, Honey, was released in 2024, which she will also adapt for the screen. She has received international recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. Her performances have been featured on HBO, HuffPost, MTV, VH1, and the BBC, and more. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Foundation, Sundance Film Festival, Lambda Literary, and The Missouri Review. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she lives in California.

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«Ground-breaking and original poems that candidly face the complications of the female experience, that of negotiating an existence in a world that both excited and terrifies. Gatwood's writing unearths some of my deepest fears as a woman ... These poems – cautious, direct, brave – made me face uncomfortable truths, like all great poetry should.»

Elaine Feeney, author of 'Rise'

«Olivia writes about the women who were forgotten and the men who got off too easy with an empathy and anger that yanked every emotion on the spectrum out of me. Her words can ‘make a crop top out of anything,’ and make you laugh, cry, and walk around the block three times, thinking ‘How did she do that?’ Imagine our luck, getting to live in the age of Olivia Gatwood. Goddamn.»

Jamie Loftus

«Life of the Party is an electrifying collection of poems about the agonies and ecstasies of being a young woman.»

Leigh Stein, author of 'Land of Enchantment'

«Olivia Gatwood is a revolution of woman, a flurry of insight harnessing the language of self-assessment and acceptance. Her poems invite a contemporary understanding of sexuality and the feminine form, feminism and inclusion, intersection and advocacy. Her metaphors and images are both breath and being. This book is an offering to the silenced for firepower and reflection. A haystack of hallelujahs reside in these pages.»

Mahogany Browne, author of 'Black Girl Magic'

«I am stirred by the poems in this book - it is a sharp, unflinching collection of poems about girlhood, wonder, casual everyday violence. Everything true - and disappointing. Memories that we recognize. Everything tragic, stunning, raw.»

Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of 'bone' and 'The Terrible'

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