I’m falling in love with Olivia Gatwood

…and I can’t help but tell the world. Olivia Gatwood is a slam poet who weaves gender equality, women’s issues and everyday life in a strong commanding tone. Her poems about women on Long Island threatening to make sandwiches out of their sons is spot on for anyone who has been to Nassau County, while her Manic Pixie Dream Girl destroys the mysterious tropes of Elizabethtown and (500 Days of Summer).

Manic pixie dream girl says I’m going to save you.
Says, don’t worry, you are still the lead role. This is your love story about the way I teach you to live.
Everything they know about me they will learn when it is projected onto you, watch the way you pick up my bad habits and make them look good.

Look a little closer:

Here is her website:


You can get her new book, New American Best Friend, here: http://amzn.to/2Axwby8



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