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Description - Life of the Party: If A Girl Screams, and Other Poems by Olivia Gatwood

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.

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"I am stirred by the poems in this book - it is a sharp, unflinching collection of poems about girlhood, wonder, casual everyday violence."
Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of 'bone' and 'The Terrible'

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?

A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems from a thrilling new feminist voice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857526250
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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