Olivia Gatwood is a young writer born and raised in New Mexico. She is the youth, collegiate, and city wide poetry slam champion of Albuquerque and an active member of the poetry slam community. She is a finalist at both the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam 2010 where she was featured on HBO, and the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2012. She was also a part of the ABQ Slams team who took first in Group Piece Finals at the 2011 National Poetry Slam. Olivia was the Albuquerque High School Poetry Slam coach of 2012, and led her students to win the High School State Poetry Slam Championships. She has released one chapbook, “I’ve Removed Myself from the Kitchen”. She is based out of Brooklyn, NY where she attends Pratt Institute and is working on her BFA in Writing.