Life of the Party | If A Girl Screams, and Other Poems
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 20th August 2019
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
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.
A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems from a thrilling new feminist voice.
In this multi-faceted collection of odes, anecdotes, sonnets and prose, Olivia Gatwood weaves together the trials and triumphs of growing up and explores 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 girl and a woman in today’s world and the challenge of briefly being both.
In powerful, piercingly candid language, Gatwood asks: How does one grow from a girl 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?
About the Author
Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry and was a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam. Her performances have featured on HBO, The Huffington Post, MTV, and the BBC among others. She is a full-time touring artist and this is her first full collection.