Must List 2005: Dana Goodyear
Mustworthiness Her debut collection, Honey and Junk, includes smart, dreamy poems about office romance (”Terrified lightbulbs burn through the day”), preppy vacation homes (”Estates already named: Duplex Oblige, Feigned Ease”), and playing tennis with an ex to make a current boyfriend jealous (”The sky turns blue with your held breath”).
Speaking of Those Exes. . . ”It’s not awkward because I don’t talk to them.”
On Optioning Poems for Films Now That She’s Moved to L.A. ”What’s Troy, after all? The oldest poem in the world; that’s what that comes from. But since I don’t write anything longer than 20 lines, I don’t see that happening.”
Next More verse, in addition to her day job editing nonfiction for The New Yorker.