Laura Goode is a poet, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, producer, and intersectional feminist. She writes author bios in the third person.
Her collection of poems BECOME A NAME was released by Fathom Books in October 2016. "This collection," wrote the poet Harmony Holiday, "possesses the fugitive elegance of all well-behaved rebels who know how to breach the pattern from within it, who rename themselves again and again, against the myth of finitude."
Her feature film FARAH GOES BANG premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013, where it won the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize from Tribeca and Vogue. She co-wrote the film with director Meera Menon, and produced it. FGB follows three recent college graduates who go on the road in 2004 to campaign for John Kerry and get laid, and raised $81,160 on Kickstarter in 2012. During its run at 18 other national and international film festivals, FGB was honored with three Best Narrative Feature awards, among other accolades. FGB was released on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo, and Seed&Spark in April 2015.
Her novel for young adults SISTER MISCHIEF was released by Candlewick Press on July 12, 2011. When asked to describe her young adult novel in casual conversation, she calls it “the world’s first interracial gay hip-hop love story for teens.” The American Library Association included Sister Mischief in two of its annual honor lists: the Amelia Bloomer Project, recognizing notable feminist literature for young readers, and the Rainbow List, recognizing excellence in GLBTQ literature for young adults, in which SM was a Top Ten selection. Sister Mischief was also a 2012 Best of The Bay pick by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Her writing has appeared in BuzzFeed, ELLE, Longreads, New York Magazine, Refinery29, New Republic, Fusion, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer: Logger, The Rumpus, BOMB, The Millions, Boston Review, The New Inquiry, IndieWire, Bright Ideas, where she is a contributing editor, and anthologies including Starry Eyed: 16 Stories That Steal The Spotlight, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation, and SCRATCH: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. She was raised in Edina, MN, received her BA in English and Comparative Literature and MFA in Writing from Columbia University, and now lives and multitasks in San Francisco.
Here are some photos of Laura sitting on chairs: