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Really intense yet the writing style is damn too congested and boring I loved this book I ve read pfft hundreds of books of poetry in this blessed lil life and none of them made me feel riotously proud to have been a teenage irl In the book Gatwood is working through the rational terror of having a body the world thinks is theirs These poems mirrored validated explored and transformed so much anxiety and fear I have felt as a tomboy kid a teenage Dead Taboo girl and as aenderueer adult working through persistent internalized femmephobia I identify as Mischief 24/7 (Sunshine Girls, gnc and am excited to hand sell this to anyone who has ever been any kind ofirl in this world The book The Subtle Beauty gains and focus revving its engines all 147 pages so theirl notuitegirl femmeperson in the dark knows there s a Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, gang in the dark not to save her but to witness her saving herself It is apparent these poems were crafted with much love for anyone who has been or will be feminine or womxn orirl or femme or soft or betrayed Lastly reading these poems it occurred to my body that I might feel something other than shame My brain knows this has known it but it takes time for the body to know These poems spoke directly to my body Afterward I felt strong for having been through what this world does to people it thinks are irls And I felt powerful I could talk for hours about how deeply I adore Olivia Gatwood s writing but I won t bore everyone No contemporary poet has ever in my opinion captured the Raw Experience Of Being A experience of being a in the way that Gatwood does This collection captures the fear the anxiety and the hatred which come with womanhood but also the joy and the curiosity I love this collection and have already recommended it to pretty much everyone I know I ve read some poetry over the years and I ve discovered some of it works for me and some of it doesn t This poetry collection just didn t really work for me I appreciated the message but I feel like a lot of it went over my head to be honest most of the poems left me feeling confused instead of inspired All these poems are about violence against women and true crime stories and some of them were very dark and unsettling I really liked the first poem but that how can I talk about my randmother without also mentioning that if everyone is a poem but that how can I talk about my The Billionaires Runaway Bride grandmother without also mentioning that if everyone is airl then so are the birds their soaring cliues their suawking throats and the sea of course the sea its moody push and pull the way we drill into it fill it with our trash take and take and take from it and still it holds up each time we walk into it Five heartbreakingly beautiful stars This collection. A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems from a thrilling new feminist voiceIn this multi faceted collection of odes anecdotes sonnets and prose Olivia Gatwood weaves together the trials and triumphs of rowing up and explores.

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Life of the Party PoemsLe bones were found buried together near her home IN NEW MEXICO THE BONES BELONGED TO ONE BLACK New Mexico The bones belonged to one black ten Hispanic sex workers She was a in New Mexico The bones belonged to one black and ten Hispanic sex workers She was a when they were found but the oldest bones were buried there when she was still a childfrom Eubank Candelaria 2009I have heard men refer to the number of womenthey ve slept with as their body countIn 2009 out by the volcanoesa mass rave eleven women and one fetusfound buried in a row like white linesin a parking lotThe papers named himthe West Mesa Bone Collectorand named the irls transientand troubled and missing for yearsGatwood who is white addresses the contrast in how women of color who are murdered are dealt with by society mass media and police in contrast to white women The most accessible poem in the collection is about JonBenet Ramsey It s tighter than some of Gatwood s other work but has no subtext JonBenet was just a few years younger than Olivia who shows tenderness for the victim but no one elsefrom Murder of a Little Beautydab your eye we know you like it oryonly the blondes Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, get a cover storygirlso missing right around the cornerbut she needs a tiara for us To Mourn Hernaturally Attractive Exceptionally mourn hernaturally attractive exceptionally many ways can we say the word whiteSo true and so well said There were poems I totally didn t Arabian Nights get That s normal for me and a lot of us with poetry but something tells me hereneration understands what I didn t I appreciate the writing her directness and strong voice I recommend this to anyone who can handle it and I don t only mean the triggers I mean the sadness too Her Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place generation and future ones know so much about so many things it s a blessing and a curse Still even today someirls have no one to talk to about these things I m Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss glad they have the powerful voice of Olivia Gatwood to validate their experiences and emotions And I mlad the rest of us do too Maybe I am tired of hearing people talk about the murder of irls like it is both beautiful and out of the ordinary I have read Olivia Gatwood s New American Best Friend last year and as much as I feel like this book was better it still wasn t for me The topic is important but dealt with weirdly and somewhat inconsistently This is of a prose poetry collection and I personally am not a big fan of it enerally There are some poems which I really liked but the amount of those which left me absolutely confused instead of making a point are definitely in the majority I think it s needless to say that Olivia and me are just not made for each other SO GOOD This is the absolute best I will make everyone I care about read thi. Allenge of briefly being both In powerful piercingly candid language Gatwood asks How does one Always You grow from airl to a woman in a world wracked by violence What happens to our bodies that make us who we are Is this fear really irrational. .
Of poetry is hauntingly stunning A well crafted cautionary tale from a poetess that is a complete force to be reckoned with I loved the very beginning where the author discusses the rabbit hole of true crime she found herself falling down and how she asked herself what role do poets play in true crime against young Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, girls and women Sheoes on to write this frightening collection of poetry that I couldnt Lucy Carmichael get enough of Well done Gatwood I can t wait to hold a physical copy of thisem to revisit over and over again I absolutely love Olivia Gatwood and her poetry but if I m being honest Life of the Party sat on my nightstand for a while It sat there while I read other things some for class and some for pleasure I knew I would have to be in the right frame of mind to really Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti get into Life of the Party Gatwood s poetry while excellent is not easy It is notently reassuring or encouraging Instead it asks you tough uestions and forces you to examine your fears and biases Sometimes you need to prepare yourself for itThe truth is It is a privilege to have your body looked for As a collection Life of the Party is interested in one central theme the romanticization of violence against wom Olivia Gatwood 27 speaks with brutal honesty to women of her One-Click Buy generation Poetry is subjective I found somereat and some not so much but she always speaks with Redeeming Claire great power In the introduction she writes about her obsession with true crime and explains how it began I m old enough to be her mother and I thought we had it hard because we couldn t talk about violence against women andirls against us My experience was we could speak of it only to our friends in secret We couldn t tell anyone else when we were raped and molested There was no 247 cable channel devoted exclusively to murder no barrage of programs about it no exclusively to murder no barrage of programs about it no crime podcasts web sites or social media The term serial killer had not yet been coined We knew our own experiences but lived in a bubble for me and a lot of us until Tori Amos s Me and a Gun Now there s so much out there it s taken a toll on some members
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Olivia s in ways I hadn t thought about until I read Life of the Party People like her sensitive and scared can watch and read and listen and ruminate about it constantly It s with her since she was a childa with her since she was a childA of her poems deal with crimes against women often murder She also writes about relationships with male and female partners and about her babysitter But murder is never far from her mind The poem from which the following excerpt is taken is about how eleven sets of adult fema. The many ways that fear and violence can be internalized in a woman's psyche At times blistering and riotous at times soulful and exuberant Life of the Party is about what it means to be a irl and a woman in today’s world and the ch. ,