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.


“There’s Blood on Your Neck from My Lips: A Review of Heather Derr-Smith’s Thrust,” The Adroit Journal, September 20, 2019

“Only Things Kept in the Dark Know the True Weight of Light: A Review of Alison Rollins’s Library of Small Catastrophes, The Adroit Journal, July 24, 2019

“We Don’t Call an Eye a Wound: A Review of Emilia Phillips’s Hemlock,” The Adroit Journal, June 5, 2019

“Open Yourself Like a Trapdoor: A Review of Jennifer Givhan’s Landscape with Headless Mama, The Adroit Journal, May 22, 2019

“Something Sweeter, and Infinitely Strange: A Review of Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale,” The Adroit Journal, May 1, 2019

“I Identify Sexually as Alive: A Review of Kristin Chang’s Past Lives, Future Bodies, The Adroit Journal, April 8, 2019

“A Texture Wholly Unlike My Life: A Review of Kristen Tracy’s Half-Hazard, The Adroit Journal, January 14, 2019

“Everything Almost Snaps Back: A Review of Carmen Giménez Smith’s Cruel Futures,” The Adroit Journal, November 30, 2018

“Each Gutsy Redecorated Cell: Wren Hanks’s The Rise of Genderqueer,” Foglifter blog, November 4, 2018

“A Vestigial Light in the Hiding Places: A Review of Alicia Mountain's High Ground Coward, The Adroit Journal, October 26, 2018

“Nothing Is Ever Itself Only: A Review of Justin Phillip Reed’s Indecency,” The Adroit Journal, October 4, 2018

"Shown to be Mirrors: An Omnibus Review of Milk, That Which Comes After, and Small Siren," The Adroit Journal, August 29, 2018

"A Brief God: A Review of Emilia Phillips's Empty Clip," The Adroit Journal, June 11, 2018

"Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein," East Bay Review, April 27, 2018

"Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo," East Bay Review, April 16, 2018

"Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatahil," East Bay Review, April 1, 2018

"Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen," East Bay Review, March 6, 2018

"Eye Level by Jenny Xie," East Bay Review, March 2, 2018

"Indictus by Natalie Eilbert," East Bay Review, January 19, 2018

"Witch Wife by Kiki Petrosino," East Bay Review, December 31, 2017

"2017 in Books: Year-End Roundup," East Bay Review, December, 2017