visión de conjunto:Críticas Gatwood is at her best here: blending sharp storytelling with attention to craft making sure each finish line leaves a reader breathless. These are poems that dig into you build a home and stay a while. - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib author of The Crown Ain't Worth MuchIn New American Best Friend Olivia Gatwood slices with a sharp keen humor into the beguiling and calamitous experience of American adolescence and young adulthood. -Carrie Fountain author of Burn Lake. Reseña del editor 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 embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs. Biografía del autor Olivia Gatwood is a poet fiction writer and sex & relationships columnist at Bustle.com and HelloFlo. Hailing from Albuquerque New Mexico she is a Brave New Voices Women of the World and National Poetry Slam finalist winner of the 2015 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam and has been featured on HBO and TV One's Verses & Flow. Author of the chapbook Drunk Sugar and a recent graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York Olivia has taught workshops on feminism poetry and sexual health at foster homes women's shelters public schools and community centers nationwide.