|Photo taken from Goodyear's New Yorker profile page|
Dana Goodyear is a Los Angeles-based staff writer for the New Yorker. She was the subject of a Los Angeles Times profile that highlighted her early career as an editorial assistant for the New Yorker, Paris Review and Pool and Spa Living.
The author of two volumes of poetry, she also teaches in USC's Master of Professional Writing program. She received a B.A. from Yale University in 1998.
Her personal blog hasn't been updated in almost two years and she seems to have stopped contributing to Figment, an online site she co-founded with a former New Yorker colleague, for young adults, ostensibly to generate and share content.
Her award of a fellowship from the Japan Society, resulted in a six-week in-country report on Japanese culture, which she published through a now-defunct blog on the New Yorker website called "Postcard From Los Angeles." The fellowship culminated in her contribution to a panel sponsored by the Japan Society, Lovesick Japan, in 2009.
She seems to have left the world of the keitai behind, opting to cover the meatier subject of food in Los Angeles.
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