New American Best Friend Setting

Olivia Gatwood
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the speaker’s homes and a primary setting in several of the poems. While the speaker does not make clear exactly when and for how long she lived in the city, lines and titles of certain poems suggest she is originally from there and returned there after spending several years living in Trinidad. Little description if provided of the city itself, other than the naming of certain locations and landmarks, such as Altura Park, and the dryness of the climate.

Trinidad

Trinidad is an island nation off the coast of Venezuela where the speaker spent certain formative years of her life. At a relatively young age, the speaker’s father moved their family to the city of Port of Spain in 2002. This change in scenery proved to be a difficult one for the speaker, as her status as an American transplant and...

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