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.


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

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

"Bedtime Story," Vinyl, forthcoming 2018

"Prayer for Appetite," Colorado Review, forthcoming 2018

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

"Phantoms," WomenArts Quarterly, 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

"Cassandra for Now," Quaint, 2015

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

"Ghost Light," Bayou Magazine, 2014

"Weight of the World," "Master Birdman," "Ghost Plane," Burningword Literary Journal, 2014

"The Swallet," The Adirondack Review, 46er Prize runner-up, 2014

"The Fistula," Prism Review, 2013

“Cowgirl Love Song,” CALYX Journal, 2012

"Change," Lumina, 2012

"For Osama," Meridian, 2012

"The Vision," "Animal Time," "Fossor’s Lament," "The Times," Cartyns Poetry Journal, 2011

"The Mutter Museum," "Conductor," "The World Magnetic," Ghost Ocean Magazine, 2011

"The Surgeon Writes His Elegy," Oberon Poetry, 2009


"Indian Lake," Bellingham Review,  49th Parallel Poetry Award finalist, 2014

River Styx International Poetry Contest finalist, 2014



Unseasonable Weather (chapbook), dancing girl press, 2018

Congress of Mud (chapbook), Finishing Line Press, 2015


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

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

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

Look Alive (chapbook), The Atlas Review Chapbook Series finalist, 2016

Rib/Box (chapbook), Verse Tomaž Šalamun Prize semi-finalist, 2015

Look Alive (full-length manuscript), Cider Press Review Book Award semi-finalist, 2017

Harm's Way (full-length manuscript), Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award semi-finalist, 2016

Tatterhood (full-length manuscript), Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award semi-finalist, 2015

Tatterhood (full-length manuscript), Trio House Press Trio Award semi-finalist, 2015

Congress of Mud (full-length manuscript), Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award finalist, 2014