About Dana Goodyear:
Dana Goodyear is an American journalist and poet, the author of the forthcoming book Anything That Moves, and the co-founder of Figment, an on-line literary community. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and teaches in the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California.
I don't think that I ever believed that poetry would be a career. I have always thought of poems as something more private than professional... I would never introduce myself as a poet. I will always have some other thing that I am.Dana Goodyear
I think for diners, it is about crafting an identity around food which we have not really had in a mainstream way in this country. So there is a mass movement of people who identify themselves through their food preferences or even just that they pri...Dana Goodyear
Food as a hobby used to be an elite pastime, and it has become something that is totally ordinary for people of every background. In that way, we see the growing up of the American food scene: that it's okay to be a regular person and be really into ...Dana Goodyear
The food being presented at the most expensive restaurants, by the most sophisticated chefs, was not always recognizable as food to the diner - it required a leap of faith, and I felt curious about that phenomenon.Dana Goodyear
Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen.Dana Goodyear