Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett migrated to the Bay Area after completion of her MFA at The New School. She was awarded the Andrea Klein Willison Prize for Poetry upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Meridian, Prism Review, Carve, ZYZZYVA, and The Greensboro Review. Her chapbook, Congress of Mud, will be published by Finishing Line Press this spring.


"Object Permanence," ZYZZYVA, forthcoming

"Last Gasp," Barrow Street, forthcoming

"Confessional," "Family Tree," Pleiades, forthcoming

"Choosing a Transitional Object," The Common, forthcoming

"Think Well of Us," Broadsided Pressforthcoming

"Orchids," the minnesota review, forthcoming

"History," Third Coast, 2019

"(The Sublime Before) Is Someone's After," Puerto del Sol, 2019

"Greenbottle," RHINO, 2019

"Perseids Season," "Careworn," The Journal, 2019

"Highway 1,” The Shallow Ends, 2019

"Notes Toward Softness," cream city review2019

"A Fever Of," North American Review2019

"The Lipstick Lounge," Gertrude2019

"Diorama," "Three Choices," The Pinch, 2018

"To Pence," "He Says/She Says," "I Survived," South Dakota Review, 2018

"Seven Years After," Salamander, 2018

"Word Play," Pøst-2018

"Bedtime Story," Vinyl, 2018

"Against Forgiveness," "How To Tell," The Rumpus, 2018

"The Sublime Before (Is Someone's After)," Quarterly West, 2018

"Prayer for Appetite," Colorado Review, 2018

"Discharge Questionnaire," "Things I Could Tell You About Onions," DIAGRAM, 2017

"Will," Tar River Poetry, 2017

"I Hate a Poem with Poem in It," Booth, 2017

"Bigot Season," Redivider, 2017

"Spontaneous Generation," The Cincinnati Review, 2017

"Heavily Redacted," Granta2016

"Middle School Prayer," Indiana Review, 2016

"Sky," New Ohio Review, 2016

"Limits of Language," Epiphany Magazine, 2016

"Superstition," Dogwood, 2016

"To Ms. Melton," Naugatuck River Review, 2016

"American Dialectic," The Briar Cliff Review, 2016

"Studies Have Shown," "Nurse Logs," "Before the Body," Superstition Review, 2016

"Nothing Happened," "At Mill Creek," "Tell," "Vessel," Sugar House Review, 2016

"Indian Lake," The Missouri Review online, 2015

"Simple Things," The Greensboro Review, 2015

"Passenger," ZYZZYVA, 2015

"Sleepy Sickness," Carve, 2015

"Downstate," "Of This World," "Séance Sunday," Hobart, 2015




National Poetry Series Open Competition finalist, 2019

New Issues Poetry Prize finalist, 2019

Elixir Press Antivenom Award semifinalist, 2019

Black Lawrence Press St. Lawrence Book Award semifinalist, 2018

Prairie Schooner Book Prize poetry finalist, 2018

Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry finalist, 2018

Black Lawrence Press St. Lawrence Book Award finalist, 2017

Cider Press Review Book Award semi-finalist, 2017

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award semi-finalist, 2016


Tender Age, Minerva Rising Dare to Be Poetry Chapbook Contest finalist, 2018

Twice Shy, Gertrude Press Poetry Chapbook Contest runner-up, 2018

Harm's Way, Quarterly West Chapbook Contest finalist, 2018

Twice Shy, Gazing Grain Press All-Genre Chapbook Contest semi-finalist, 2018

Twice Shy, Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest finalist, 2017

Harm's Way, Minerva Rising Dare to Speak Poetry Chapbook Contest finalist, 2017

Harm's Way, Black River Chapbook Competition semi-finalist, 2017

Look Alive, C&R Press Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook Series finalist, 2017

Look Alive, The Atlas Review Chapbook Series finalist, 2016