Dana Goodyear

Judged: Poem of the Year: May 2009-Apr 2010

Dana Goodyear

Dana Goodyear has worked at The New Yorker since 1999. For four years, she was a senior editor; now she is a staff writer, covering a wide variety of subjects for the magazine, and often writing about literary and cultural figures. (Some of her work can be read at www.danagoodyear.com). She is also the author of Honey and Junk, a collection of poems, which was published by W.W. Norton in 2005. In addition to The New Yorker, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Review of Books, and many other magazines and periodicals. She is on the board of Red Hen Press, a non-profit publisher in Los Angeles, and teaches literary nonfiction, with an emphasis on new media, at the University of Southern California. “I [heart] Novels”—her article about Japanese cell-phone novelists, written while in Tokyo as a Japan Society Media Fellow—was included in The Best Technology Writing 2009, edited by Steven Johnson. In 2010, she co-founded Figment, an online platform designed to encourage young adults to read and write fiction on their computers and their mobile phones.


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      Second Place

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      Third Place

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      Second Place

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